Brain Injury Ambassador Program

Developed through a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania, the Brain Injury Ambassador Program aims to connect with the families and caregivers of a person who has recently experienced a brain injury and let them know that they are not alone: to deliver a message of hope and help. The program calls for trained Brain Injury Ambassadors to regularly visit rehabilitation facilities in their region and, with the permission of the families or caregivers, meet and share information about brain injury services and supports they may need in the future.  They also establish a plan to maintain communication.

The Ambassador Program is currently in place at

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • MossRehab
  • Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
  • West Penn Rehab of the Allegheny Health System

BIAPA is pleased to have an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteer Ambassadors. Currently, COVID-19 restrictions prevent in-person meetings, and connections between Ambassadors and families are happening by email and phone.

Rehabilitation facilities interested in learning more about the Ambassador Program should contact
Monica Vaccaro
Director of Programs
vaccaro@biapa.org
215-718-5052

Read more about BIAPA’s Ambassador Program HERE.