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Welcome to the Brain Injury Association of Michigan

A brain injury is a sudden event that can change a life. Whether it’s a mild injury that simply requires rest and monitoring or a serious traumatic injury that can result in serious permanent disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are physical injuries to the brain that require expert, specialized assessment and treatment to ensure the best long-term outcome. The Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is here to help. We provide education, advocacy, research opportunities, support and support groups to brain injury survivors their families, and the people who serve them. Prevention information is provided in communities across Michigan.

The BIAMI is a non-profit organization that brings together people with brain injury, their families, friends and concerned professionals to improve the quality of life that people experience after brain injury.

Thirty years ago, a group of concerned families living with brain injuries founded the BIAMI to ensure that services and support were available for people with brain injuries and their families. Incorporated in 1981, the BIAMI was one of the first state associations chartered by the Brain Injury Association of America. Today, thanks to Michigan’s system of automotive no-fault insurance and other factors, our state is fortunate to have one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive statewide networks of research, treatment and support services for people with brain injuries and their families.

Today, the BIAMI’s services are needed more than ever before as military service members return to our communities with brain injuries suffered in the defense of our country. TBIs from roadside bombs and other causes have become the “signature injury” of Iraq, Afghanistan and other present-day conflicts, and the BIAMI’s Veterans Program is active throughout the state on behalf of our injured veterans.

Our Mission

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI) is to improve the lives of those affected by brain injury and to reduce the incidence and impact of brain injury through education, advocacy, support, treatment services, and research.

Our Long Term Vision

To be recognized as a strong and viable voluntary health agency that provides leadership on traumatic and acquired brain injury through a broad range of services and supports research on brain injury treatment.

Financial Transparency

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Brain Injury Association of Michigan seeks to be transparent in its financial operations by making our Annual Reports, IRS Form 990 and Audited Financial Statements publicly available.  Our financial information is available for review on Guidestar.  Guidestar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.


News & Announcements

Capitol Day is May 14th - Register Now!14-May-2014

Capitol Day is an annual brain injury awareness "day" that is sponsored by the Brain Injury Assoc.. Read More...

Annual Meeting Registration / Annual Award Nomination Form03-May-2014

The Annual Meeting of Members is an opportunity for all members to hear reports about the Association’s 2013 activities from the officers and provide input on BIAMI issues. Chapter Delegates .. Read More...

BC/BS Reverse Policy on Cognitive Rehabilitation24-Mar-2014

Michigan Blue Cross Blue Shield has reversed its policy on covering cognitive rehabilitation for people with stroke and traumatic brain injury. Click here to see the actual policy (/LiteratureRetriev.. Read More...

Community Experiences & Wellness Online Survey10-Mar-2014

Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology are conducting a research study investigating community life and wellness for individuals who have experienced brain injury and their families. To part.. Read More...

Brain Injury Awarness Month Kicks Off07-Mar-2014

Good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to National Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout March, we will be conducting various initiatives in support of brain injury awareness, education, advocacy, s.. Read More...

Our condolences to the Fent Family05-Mar-2014

With deep sadness we inform you of the passing of a longtime BIAMI member, volunteer and supporter, Duane Fent, who died Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Duane will be greatly missed. For many years the F.. Read More...

‘Big Four’ Stand Together Against Changes to No-Fault Insurance at Monday News Conference28-Feb-2014

The Detroit metro’s “Big Four” – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel and Wayne County Executive Rober.. Read More...

2014 Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner27-Feb-2014

Join us in celebrating the 16th Annual Legacy Society Spring Tribute Dinner. Saturday, April 26, 2014 The Diamond Center at the Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River (http://bi.. Read More...

King of the Ice Fishing Tournament22-Feb-2014

The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center 1st Annual King of the Ice Fishing Tournament to raise funds for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Coalition Pr.. Read More...

Brain Injury Awareness Night with the Grand Rapids Griffins- March 520-Feb-2014

Order Your Tickets Here! (http://www.griffinshockey.com/promocode) (Use promotion code "BRAIN" when ordering your tickets.) Download Flyer .. Read More...

New Substance Use Module for the Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training27-Jan-2014

The Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury Online Training provides education about TBI to professionals as well as individuals with TBI and their family members. The free web-based training consists o.. Read More...

Clinton and Dabbs on WKAR - 6/19/1319-Jun-2013

Wednesday at 9 am this morning Kevin Clinton, Insurance Commissioner, and BIAMI's Mike Dabbs, will be on WKAR, 90.5 FM. Discussion will surrounding CPAN's recent FOIA request that was rejected. .. Read More...

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