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UPDATED: BIAMI Strategic Planning, New Meeting Added

We Need You!

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is embarking on a new, three year strategic plan, and we need YOUR help. Maybe you’ve attended the annual Legacy Dinner or Fall Conference. Or maybe you have participated in one of our many chapter or support group meetings throughout the state. In some way, you have connected with us, which makes your feedback essential to our growth as an organization. Read More

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BIAMI Strategic Planning Meetings

We Need You!

The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is embarking on a new, three year strategic plan, and we need YOUR help. Maybe you’ve attended the annual Legacy Dinner or Fall Conference. Or maybe you have participated in one of our many chapter or support group meetings throughout the state. In some way, you have connected with us, which makes your feedback essential to our growth as an organization. Read More

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Keep Up the Letter Writing

Following the success of our letter writing campaign at the Advocacy Station during the Fall Conference, BIAMI and Rainbow Rehab are going to continue the letter writing. During the Fall Conference, we were able to send over 1,000 letters. We want to keep that momentum going! Got to our letter writing page to submit yours today. Read More

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Amy Fedel Memorial Benefit Concert

BIAMI is excited to be included in the Amy Fedel Memorial Concert being held on September 9th at Green Wood UMC. We appreciate the chance to be involved with this community event and the generosity of the Fedel family. Read More

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“STATE CHAMPS!” Highlights Concussions

This past Sunday, “STATE CHAMPS!” aired a special on concussions. While this program is usually directed at teens. this episode was made with parents of student athletes in mind. It details what concussions are, its signs and symptoms, what Michigan’s high schools are doing to make all sports as safe as possible, and what parents can do to help their kids. Read More

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A Response to the Recent CTE Study

A newly published research study, titled “Clinicopathological evaluation of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in players of American football’” diagnosed CTE in 110 of 111 former NFL players, and overall in 177 of 202 former football players with varying amounts of playing exposure. This is an important study because it included the largest number of CTE cases in football players ever published. However, it’s important to put these results into the right context. Read More

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Legislative Update: BIAMI & CABT Partners Win 1st Round in Defeating Heavy Truck Legislation

CABT, the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks, strongly supported by BIAMI, successfully kept an amendment allowing bigger trucks from inclusion in a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill voted on July 17th. This victory – the first in what will be a long, challenging battle – is especially notable because of powerful lobbying from big truck proponents FedEx, UPS, and Amazon. Read More

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No-Fault: Fix It, Don’t Nix It

Bad Behavior Also Applies to Insurance Companies

Thanks to the FREEP’s JC Reindl for an informative overview of Michigan’s auto no-fault situation. The series shines in underscoring the unethical and often illegal behavior of certain lawyers, facilities, doctors, and hospitals. But bad behavior also applies to insurance companies, which routinely delay or deny claims, dispute medically valid diagnoses, and do everything possible to avoid fulfilling their contractual obligations – all while raking in enormous profits and jacking up costs for other providers that keep premiums rising. Read More

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Capitol Day, Annual Meeting, and Spring Fling

On Wednesday, May 17th, we will be gathering in the Mackinaw Room for Capitol Day 2017. It’s a chance for brain injury survivors, their friends and family members, caregivers, and professionals to meet their state legislators in Lansing face to face and discuss the issues that are most pressing to them. To read more about Capitol Day, past successes, or to register, please visit our Capitol Day page. Read More

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Throughout this month, BIAMI has various activities, events, initiatives, and special programming across the state. A few notable events lined up include our Unmasking Brain Injury display making its way to the state capitol, The Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins both holding Brain Injury Awareness Nights at their games, and free moving screening of Head Games in Howell, Traverse City, and Farmington. Read More

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