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.
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