BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF NEBRASKA
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
- Training creates awareness for coaches, schools, parents and youth participating in sports about concussion and brain injury.
- Resource Facilitators provide brain injury referral, resources and training to assist individuals with brain injuries living in the community.
- Advocacy continues to raise awareness for brain injury
- Lincoln and Omaha domestic shelter staff have learned to provide brain injury screening for their residents.
- The Corrections Screening Project provided training on how to screen for brain injury to Douglas County Corrections case managers and mental health staff.
- Brain Injury Annual Conference provides educational opportunities for providers and individuals with brain injury and their families, as well as continuing education for health professionals in our state.
- 14 support groups help meet the need to connect with others in the same circumstances across Nebraska.
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 cases 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
- $35 connects individuals to community resources. With your donation, BIA-NE could create and distribute comprehensive packets for anyone starting their journey toward healing.
- $50 helps support the Brain Injury Annual Conference.
- $100 educates parents, players, and coaches of clubs sport programs about how to properly identify and manage a concussion.
- $500 helps provide resource facilitation for someone with a brain injury.
Dollars at Work
- 274 people received support through resource facilitation.
- The Douglas County Corrections Screening projects screened 5,000 inmates in six months.
- 225 people attended the Brain Injury Annual Conference.
- 111 people attended brain injury support groups.
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