Participants Needed for Virtual Berg Balance Scale Study

Want to help researchers develop objective balance measures using Virtual Reality? The Virtual Berg Balance Scale is a research study using an interactive game to assess the players balance. The purpose of the study is to learn a new way to objectively measure balance. You are being asked to consider this study because you are…

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Vaccine Virginia

Vaccinate Virginia Town Hall, Feb. 10 at 7PM Posted on February 9, 2021 by marianhunter Virginia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall: You Ask. The Experts Answer. Community and medical leaders answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on Wed., February 10 at 7 p.m. Learn more about the town hall: Send your questions prior to the show…

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Project Achieve Using CST to assist women with TBI and/or SCI

Project Achieve

Project Achieve provides specialized services to assist women with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord injury (SCI) who are pursuing post-secondary education or training. Project Achieve provides Cognitive Support Technology (CST) through iPads and individualized apps, a peer mentoring program, individualized case management, vocational rehabilitation, and assistance with job placement and maintenance. Eligible applicants…

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JLARC Report on Special Education in Virginia

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There are more than 3,000 children attending public school in Virginia that are identified as having a brain injury. We know there are more students than that who have sustained a brain injury who may be eligible for Special Education services., and we are concerned about definitions, eligibility and the services students with disabilities receive. …

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Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccination Response


Visit the Virginia Department of Health Covid-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about what phase of vaccine administration your locality is in and to learn more about what phase you fall in in receiving the vaccine. NEW! Add your name to a list to be notified when it is your turn to receive the vaccine!

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Action Alert

The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021, which goes into effect January 1, drastically cuts payments to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, critical therapists, and other providers essential to caring for people with brain injury.   The Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 (H.R. 8702, S. 5007) is bipartisan…

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It is Open Enrollment Time for Medicaid and Medicare!

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If you are enrolled with either or both Medicare and/or Medicaid, it’s the time of year to choose whether to switch or keep your health insurance companies. The dates and choices are different for different programs. Medicare is the health insurance available once you turn 65 or if you were deemed as a disabled worker…

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BIAV Wins National Excellence in Collaboration Award from Brain Injury Association of America

Press release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia has been selected as the 2020 Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) winner for Excellence in Collaboration. The award recognizes excellence in working together with others to achieve meaningful work to advance an organization’s mission. The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), which has served as a voice for…

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BIAV’s Executive Director Wins Prestigious Public Policy Award from the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators

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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Governor Northam Authorizes Hazard Pay for Home Health Workers

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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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