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Survey for Caregivers – Positive Coping in the Caregiving Family of Persons with Aquired Brain Injury

Through collaboration with the NYU School of Medicine (NYUSoM), the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and its affiliates BIAV are conducting a survey to learn about how families of individuals with brain injury experience positive outcomes as a result of being caregivers. The objective of this study is to develop a scale to measure Read More »

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We Need Your Input!

Tell Us Your Needs and Make Your Voice Heard On behalf of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and as part of BIAV’s work for Virginia’s Federal TBI Act grant, we are conducting this survey to gain information we can provide to the Virginia Brain Injury Council (VBIC).   The VBIC advises the Read More »

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Member Spotlight – Malvina

May is National Member Appreciation Month: the perfect time to celebrate our incredible community! With so many people joining in 2020, we are taking the opportunity to highlight one of our new members, Malvina. Just before the new year, Malvina joined as a professional member. She has a personal connection to our mission and uses Read More »

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PAIN AND OPIOID USE SURVEY

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Do you live in Virginia? Have you had a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? If yes, we want to hear from you! Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are seeking adults with traumatic brain injuries who live in Virginia to answer a 5-minute survey regarding pain and opioid use. All participants must be at least 18 years old. Read More »

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We’re Committed to Community

Anne McDonnell, Executive Director There have been few times in our history that have demanded as much from us as the coronavirus pandemic; this is the hardest thing many of us have ever experienced, and it seems like we’ve got a long way to go before we can meet together, eat together, and hug each Read More »

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Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

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RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order. The order Read More »

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Recruiting Individuals with TBI to Review Consumer Fact Sheet Testing

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NIDILRR Recruiting Individuals with TBI to Review Consumer Factsheet Testing The NIDILRR-funded Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is recruiting individuals with disabilities and their caregivers to review and provide feedback on new consumer information products. Individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their caregivers are needed to review factsheets on a wide range of Read More »

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Virginia Medicaid is Taking Action to Fight COVID-19

An Update on COVID-19 from Virginia Medicaid The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is working with Governor Northam, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), and other state agencies to take immediate actions to help fight COVID-19. DMAS is committed to increasing access to health care for the over 1.5 million Virginia Medicaid members Read More »

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