The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on creating a better future for Louisiana citizens with brain injury and/or spinal cord injury through education, community support groups, obtaining services, and advocacy. JOIN BIALA TODAY!




Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals impacted by brain injury and/or spinal cord injury and to advance brain and spinal cord injury prevention, treatment, support and education.


A Big Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in the Pay It Forward Happy Hour!

Wine, Dine, and Design.  

Wine Dine and Design Tablescaping event which benefits Operation Homefront at the Audubon Tea Room on Thursday, October 2 at 11:30 a.m. Perrier is contributing linens to our two tablescapes: The Secret Gardens Tour: Going Gaga about Gardens Gone By & Featuring the Garden District 2015 and The BIALA Gala Fall 2015: Gray Gardens because Gray Matters. 

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. About 30% of all returning vets have a form of traumatic brain injury.

Special thanks to Perrier Party Rentals for donating linens to this event.  Special thanks to Emily Eberwine of Pick a Petal, for donating the flower arrangements for the BIALA table.

Research Opportunity

Paid research opportunity from the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training! CBIRT needs help to improve their web-based program designed to improve transition planning for students ages 14-22 who have had a TBI. See flyer shown below for more information or click this link for to see if you are a good fit for the study.

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2014 Conference A Tremendous Success!


A big Thanks to all who made it possible! Click here to visit our conference page for photos!. 


We Gratefully Acknowledge Our Sponsors and Partners

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation


Did You Know?

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. Of them:
  •  52,000 die,
  • 275,000 are hospitalized and
  • 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department.
TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.

About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Report to Congress on mild traumatic brain injury in the United States: steps to prevent a serious public health problem. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2003.

What's New?

Traumatic Head and
Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Board Meeting Notice
Thursday, August 28, 2014
10:00 AM
PACE Center
7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806