Brain Injury Association of Virginia Press Release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s (BIAV) Executive Director, Anne McDonnell, was awarded the William A.B. Ditto Excellence in Public Policy at the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) annual conference. The award recognizes NASHIA members who have significantly impacted service delivery for individuals living with a brain injury due to public policy…

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Map of Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $73 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide hazard pay to home health personal care attendants who served high-risk populations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-time, pre-tax payment of $1,500 will be available to an estimated 43,500 home health…

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Family Strong

Would You Like to Learn More About How to DevelopPositive Relationships & Raise Resilient Children? Attend 2 free on-line sessions (3-hours total), for Virginia’s civilians and veterans with TBI and their non-injured partners. Learn hands-on tools to assist couples in positively changing the way families deal with the stress associated with brain injury and parenting.We…

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Houses

The DBHDS Office of Community Housing has created a flyer that contains basic information about new protections under Virginia’s Fair Housing Law for people whose income includes federal, state, local or private rent assistance or resources such as SSI or SSDI. Please share this information with the individuals and families whom you support, and with…

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Interested in Joining the Medicaid Member Advisory Committee? Are you a Medicaid member or the authorized representative for a Medicaid member? Do you have ideas about how to improve the program? The Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) is seeking participants for its 2021 Medicaid Member Advisory Committee. This advisory committee — made up entirely of Virginia…

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We wanted to share some fact sheets with you! VCU’s Positive Parenting Project is still hard at work! Be sure to view their fact sheets and peer-to-peer tips. Fact Sheet #1: Project Overview Fact Sheet #2: Self Care Tips      

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VA COPES

Virginia Association of Community Services Boards is now operating a second Warm Line specifically to support anyone in Virginia struggling with trauma, grief and distress caused by COVID-19. Trained staff provide strength-based support, resilience building strategies and community resources and referrals. (877) 349-6428 Call or TEXT No cost. Anonymous. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 5:00…

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CDC Announces New Studies on Concussions in Children The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Injury Center has announced two new studies completed in collaboration with colleagues at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia:   Characteristics Concussion in Elementary School-Aged Children: Implications for Clinical Management Characteristics of Diagnosed Concussions in Children Aged 0 to 4 Years…

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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…

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