Brain Injury Advocates across Virginia joined our efforts throughout the 2022 General Assembly Session to expand services and staffing at state funded brain injury programs. You can learn more about those efforts on our Thank You for Phoning a Friend blog post.
The General Assembly adjourned its regular session on March 12, and left town without finishing their work on the budget. They have been called back to Richmond on Monday, April 4th, but we’re still not sure when to expect the budget.
The House and Senate each prepared a budget, and there are differences between them as regards brain injury funding. They will negotiate these differences and eventually reach an agreement. You can learn more about the budget amendments we support here.
We will keep you updated on any new developments. Make sure you are following us on social media and on our e-newsletter lists so you don’t miss out on any important action alerts!
Becoming a member of BIAV - Stay up to date on the latest developments on laws and funding.
Learning about brain injury services - Get to know the systems of care and the gaps we have in Virginia.
Learning about the legislative process - Learn how to interact with legislators and policymakers.
Raising awareness - Tell your personal story to lawmakers and the media.
Don't forget: BIAV is here to help you with any advocacy questions you have. We can brief you on issues, provide you with talking points, help you find your elected officials, and so much more. Get in touch with us!
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia - Advocacy in Action!
The Brain Injury Association of Virginia's Executive Director, Anne McDonnell will be reviewing this year's Legislative Agenda along with sharing some helpful tips on how you can become involved in the efforts.
Thank you to our Mission Partners for supporting our advocacy efforts year-round: