: What Your Dollars Support
What Your Dollars Support
Education: Spreading traumatic brain injury (TBI) awareness and knowledge throughout Michigan.
BIAMI Annual State Conference - The largest brain injury conference in the country is a leading resource for persons with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in Michigan.
Community Outreach - Initiatives raise public awareness about TBI, support brain injury education, and promote the services that the BIAMI offers to survivors and family members.
Sports Concussion: The BIAMI strives to educate Michigan youth sports professionals, athletes and parents on the importance of proper sports concussion management and the appropritate protocols that should be followed when an athlete
sustains a concussion during play.
Advocacy: Giving a voice to traumatic brain injury.
Auto No-Fault Insurance - The BIAMI is actively involved in the Coalition to Protect Auto No-fault (CPAN), striving to keep laws in place that require auto no-fault insurance companies to provide a lifetime of care for those who
survive a TBI sustained in an auto crash.
Access to Care – Working to provide early, equal and adequate access to the full TBI continuum of care for all TBI survivors in Michigan is a main priority for the BIAMI. It is only with that continuum of care that TBI survivors can
regain their independence, manage their lives and return to the workforce as tax-paying citizens.
Veterans’ Advocacy - As TBI has become recognized as the signature wound of the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Veterans Program of the BIAMI actively addresses the needs of these returning servicemen and women.
The BIAMI supports legislation that will require TBI screening for all Michigan veterans returning from service in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Support: Providing brain injury survivors and their families with help and understanding.
A Portal of Support - All brain injury survivors have avenues, through the BIAMI, to reach the vast network of brain injury resources in Michigan.
Toll Free 800 Number - The BIAMI provides a toll-free phone line, manned during normal business hours and available 24 hours a day, to provide support and information to brain injury survivors, veterans and civilians alike, their families, or
any interested party.
Military Support - The BIAMI is dedicated to seeing that veterans who survive a TBI
are properly assessed and provided early, equal and adequate access to care upon
returning home from service.
Prevention: The only guaranteed cure for TBI is prevention.
Recreation Helmets - The BIAMI has joined forces with groups across the state to
promote the use of helmets, particularly in children, when participating in
recreational activities like bike riding and skateboarding. Our partnership with Sinas Dramis Law Firm on the Lids For Kids bike helmet event is but one example of the organizations wee have worked with for this purpose.
The event has given away over 7,000 helmets to kids in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City since its inception in 2002.
Sports Concussion in Young Athletes - The BIAMI is currently working with the
Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and the Michigan
Department of Community Health to educate athletes, parents and coaches about
the danger of sports concussion and the steps that can be taken to prevent it.
Military Helmets - The BIAMI endorses the use of ballistic helmets in the military.
Research: Staying one step ahead.
The BIAMI is currently collaborating with the Brain Injury Association of America to
develop a multi-year research study on TBI rehabilitation and standards of care. The
goal of the study will be to identify the care that allows TBI survivors to reach their
maximum recovery level.