BIAPA Participates in Brain Injury and Opioid Misuse Initiative

The Pennsylvania Department of Health is partnering with the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) to raise awareness of the intersection of brain injury and opioid misuse and to provide training and consultation to substance abuse providers and professionals who work with individuals struggling with opioid misuse and/or addiction.

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New Caregiver Support Group Begins January 11

Ann Marie McLaughlin

BIAPA President Ann Marie McLaughlin announced the establishment of a Virtual Caregiver Support group in a message focusing on BIAPA’s appreciation of the unique needs of individuals caring for those with a brain injury and BIAPA’s commitment to serve those members of Pennsylvania’s Brain Injury Community. “We hear you and we are here for you! …

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Spotlight on BIRL Volunteer Elayne Masters

BIAPA is very proud and appreciative of our Brain Injury Resource Line (BIRL) team! This month we are shining the spotlight on Elayne Masters, who began her involvement with BIAPA in 2019. Here is Elayne’s inspiring story, in her own words.

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BIAPA Honors Nine at the 2022 Conference

One highlight of the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania’s annual conference is the presentation of awards that recognize the achievements and contributions made by individuals, institutions and families to Pennsylvania’s brain injury community.  Nine recipients were honored at the 2022 Conference, which was held in June in Lancaster.  Since the 2021 Conference was cancelled due…

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Project to evaluate providing cognitive rehabilitation treatment through telehealth

The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute to study the feasibility and satisfaction with cognitive rehabilitation services delivered through a video-conference platform. This project included 27 individuals with traumatic brain injury enrolled in the Pennsylvania Head Injury Program. After 6 months of treatment,…

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BIAPA to Screen for Brain Injury in Pennsylvania State Prisons


The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania (BIAPA) in partnership with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC), will be working on a 5-year federal grant from the National Institutes of Justice (NIJ) to implement a randomized clinical research trial to determine if a case management…

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