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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Pickleball Tournament Benefits BIAPA

Autumn DuMontier and the winning team at Montour High School's Future Business Leaders Pickleball Tournament.

BIAPA sends a big thank you to Montour High School senior Autumn DuMontier and the MHS Future Business Leaders for sponsoring a Brain Injury Awareness Pickleball Tournament in March, Brain Injury Awareness Month, which raised $600 for BIAPA.

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BIAPA welcomes Encompass Heath Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona to the Brain Injury Ambassador Program.

BIAPA welcomes Encompass Heath Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona to the Brain Injury Ambassador Program. We are so pleased to be able to offer the services of our trained volunteer ambassadors to brain injury patients and families in this facility. Our Ambassador volunteers, who all have lived experience with brain injury, offer an important personalized connection…

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Depression and Brain Injury

Depression is a common symptom after a stroke (one third of patients,) and after a Traumatic Brain Injury (over half of patients).  Senator John Fetterman’s recent treatment for depression has prompted much discussion on this topic.  There are of course several reasons for the association between brain injury and depression.  Organic factors related to the…

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BIAPA is new home for ReDiscoverU

ReDiscoverU Logo

Beginning in January 2023, the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania is the new home for the ReDiscoverU program. Established by the Council on Brain Injury (CoBI), the ReDiscoverU Program assists individuals in learning new skills or rediscovering past interests through inclusive and diverse educational opportunities that enhance the health, well-being, and knowledge of those who…

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Fitness Training After Brain Injury: Why and How

BIAPA’s Virtual Educational Series will continue with a program focusing on fitness training after brain injury on Thursday February 18, 2021 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The speaker will be Scott Dillman, co-founder of Fitness Trainers Inc., and founder of the Fighting Back Program and the Fighting Back Scholarship Program.  He is a retired major…

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