BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA

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About The Brain Injury Alliance Of Nebraska
The Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska is the only statewide nonprofit exclusively dedicated to brain injury in our state. As such, we strive to enhance the quality of life for the more than 36,000 individuals living with disabilities caused by brain injury, as well as their families.

Programs & Services Offered

  • Disease Prevention: "Concussion Discussions" educational events, "Forever Shaken" DVDs, "When In Doubt Sit 'Em Out" campaign in high schools and middle schools.
  • Resource Facilitation Specialists, who, through strategic partnerships provide individualized information, resources, and referral services to individuals and their families coping with brain injury.    
  • Advocacy to raise awareness for brain injury
  • No Wrong Door training for health professionals, clergy, law enforcement, employers, etc. about the unique needs of service members and veterans returning with brain injury and PTSD.
  • Women of Warriors Weekend retreat for women caring for a wounded warrior of any conflict. Weekend topics educate, encourage, and empower care givers. The respite provides hope, healing, networking, and restoration.
  • Domestic Violence Training for staff at domestic violence shelters on aspects of brain injury and how to conduct the HELP Brain Injury Screening Tool with women residing in the shelters.
  • Annual Brain Injury Conference brings together a wide variety of health professionals, state agency personnel, law enforcement personnel, educators, individuals and families impacted by a brain injury, to network with industry partners from across the state.
  • Advanced Concussion Training- In partnership with UNL’s CB3, BIA-NE provided concussion recognition and management competency for key school staff members to improve health recovery time for concussed students.
  • Changing the Culture of Concussion: six online training modules have been created to educate physicians and health care professionals about the recognition and management of concussions.
  • Support Groups

Did You Know?

  • Statewide, an estimated 36,000 live with a disability due to brain injury.
  • Every day in our state:
    • at least one person dies from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • three people are hospitalized
    • approximately 24 people a day visit the emergency department because of TBI
  • In general, total combined rates for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations and deaths have increased over the past decade.
  • Approximately 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild traumatic brain injury
  • Brain injury is a health and financial crisis that can drive families into low-income status. Lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation, low or no insurance and continued medical care, sometimes for life, can put pressure on finances. In case of permanent disability, often there is a need for a spouse or parent to discontinue work in order to provide continuous care for the person with a brain injury. All of this puts a strain on family economics, which can lead to low-income status.

You Can Help

  • $20 provides a Help prevent Abusive Head Trauma or Shaken Baby Syndrome. With your donation, BIA-NE could duplicate and distribute a powerful, 30-minute documentary called “Forever Shaken” to high schools, day care centers, and homes.
  • $35 connects individuals to community resources. With your donation, BIA-NE could create and distribute comprehensive packets for anyone starting their journey toward healing.
  • $100 educates parents, players, and coaches of clubs sport programs about how to properly identify and manage a concussion.
  • $250 educates professionals and community members. 
  • $1,000 informs medical professionals about best practices in managing brain injury. 

Contact Info

402-423-2463 | web site | 2424 Ridge Point Circle, Lincoln, NE 68512