Brain Injury Awareness Advocacy Day 2024

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Brain injury advocates asked the Virginia General Assembly to:

Invest in Services

Funding is needed to expand and strengthen existing services by hiring additional case managers, clinical professional staff, and other supports to meet the growing demands for brain injury services across the state. We are asking for:

$2.5 million to strengthen and expand the community-based safety net service system.

Invest in People (Workforce)

State-contracted brain injury providers report high attrition and difficulty filling open positions because of non-competitive salaries and benefits. Delivery of programs and services suffer, and client needs can go unmet. We must encourage the Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia to keep the following in their budgets:

  • $775,000 increase to address ongoing significant workforce retention issues

Special Session Letters to Conferees 2024

Virginia Brain Injury Fact Sheet

How many people are affected by brain injury? Where are gaps in services? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Legislative Briefs

The information that your legistlators need to see. Get the information about budget item numbers, statistics, and more.

Letter Writing Templates and Budget Conferee Addresses

Access addresses and templates for writing to the conferees at the  House of Delegates and the Senate.

Advocacy Resources

Advocacy in Action Webinar

A shared goal: everyone in Virginia with a brain injury has access to local, ongoing, community-based support and services from an experienced brain injury provider.

Free Advocacy Webinar Archive

Going to talk to a legislator can be intimidating. View these six, 7 to 10 minute webinars from former Executive Director, Anne McDonnel that will walk you through the legislative process and set you up to be a confident advocate.

Self-Advocacy Toolkit

Self-advocacy may be difficult, but you are the expert in your lived experience! Download the free self-advocacy toolkit for resources, tools, and worksheets on becoming a better advocate!

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