March is Brain Injury Awareness Month:
5.3 Million Americans Are Living With A Brain Injury
Paoli, PA. – Every March, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) leads the nation in recognizing Brain Injury Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge and support the millions of Americans impacted by brain injury. The theme for the 2018-2019 awareness campaign is Change Your Mind. Every nine seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury. Estimates indicate that 5.3 million Americans live with brain injury-related disabilities at a cost exceeding $82 billion annually.
“People living with brain injuries want the same things we all want – a good job, someone to love, a comfortable home, and fun in their lives,” commented Susan H. Connors, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America. “They want to be defined by who they are as people, not by their injuries.”
When ReMed was founded in 1984, Dr. David Strauss said, “I want to help these people find ways to live a good life even if it’s not an easy life.” And for 35 years ReMed has accomplished that by providing post-acute, community based, residential and outpatient treatment for people with mild, moderate and severe brain injuries. ReMed’s programs are in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Louisiana.
The Change Your Mind campaign provides a platform for changing common misconceptions about brain injury; educating the public on the incidence of brain injury and the needs of individuals who are injured and their families; and offers tools and information for anyone to advocate for access to care after brain injury. Information on Brain Injury Awareness Month is available at www.biausa.org/ChangeYourMind.
Individuals in need of information, resources, and support after brain injury may speak with a brain injury expert by contacting BIAA’s National Brain Injury Information Center (NBIIC) at 1-800-444-6443.
ReMed has provided post-acute rehabilitation and supported living in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Louisiana since 1984. Providing rehabilitation and supported living services since 1984, ReMed’s programs are located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Louisiana.
About the Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Their mission is to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. They are dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury.