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.
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.
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2014 Conference - SAVE THE DATE!
Make plans now be involved with our 2014 Annual Conference on March 20th and 21st of 2014. Click here to visit our conference page for all the details.
Our work never ends. Injuries can happen to anyone, anywhere, and anytime such as military veterans injured in combat, an athlete who experiences a concussion during sports, a car crash, a fall, or an accident at home, school or work. Thus, we are asking that you help us with a donation during this holiday season to help us continue our mission. Click here to download more information and a donation form
Bowling for Brain Injury!
The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana invites you to raise awareness and the funds to advance brain and spinal cord injury prevention, treatment and education. Your support helps to empower those with brain and spinal cord injuries to live a rewarding life by maximizing life with a disability. Inspire…Create…Change!
Special thanks to Gene LeBlanc, ATP, Advanced Medical Supplies, and Acadiana Brain Injury Center in Lafayette for their generous sponsorship of this program!
We act with integrity while functioning as a business and we value strong leadership. We seek transparency in our communications and we expect Board members and staff to be fully engaged in BIALA’s mission.
We serve the entire field. BIALA strives to be the leading provider of information, resources, and services for individuals with a brain injury and/or spinal cord injury, their families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
Our commitment to the general public is to provide prevention awareness to mitigate the risk of injury and reduce the incidence of injury statewide.
We develop, monitor, and implement our strategic priorities. Our priorities are to increase access to brain injury and spinal cord injury treatment and care, influence awareness and understanding of brain and spinal cord injuries, and secure adequate resources to accomplish the mission.
Reach and Impact of Program Services
Resource Center including a telephone helpline and website
Resource Directory that lists resources available throughout the state of Louisiana
Community Support Groups
Prevention awareness and education on bicycle safety, safe driving, sports concussions, and fall prevention
Annual Conference for survivors, consumers, and healthcare professionals
Featured Speakers Tour including presentations/workshops by healthcare professionals and survivors
Community Outreach events such as health fairs, social networking, and public awareness through mass media
BIALA unites survivors of a brain injury and/or spinal cord injury, families of survivors, healthcare providers, educators and those who support prevention education and injury awareness through the provision of free resources, information and services. We foster mutually-beneficial relationships with other organizations that share our goals such as:
The Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Aging and Adult Services, Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund Program. Act 654 created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1993 authorizes the establishment of a resource center for persons with traumatic head and/or spinal cord injuries.
We Gratefully Acknowledge Our Sponsors and Partners