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Big Moves Ahead for BIAAZ

Dear Friends:

I am excited to share the news that this month we will become an official affiliate of the national nonprofit, the Brain Injury Association of America!

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) has been the leading national voice of brain injury survivors, caregivers, and professionals since 1980.

Just like BIAAZ, this organization was founded by people whose lives were directly impacted by brain injury. BIAA offers advanced certifications for brain injury professionals, a plethora of informational webinars and training for survivors and caregivers (including videos), and endless opportunities to be heard on a political level as well.

What does this change mean for you as a friend and supporter of BIAAZ?

  • A new logo and look (but the same acronym – we’re still BIAAZ!) We’re going from purple to blue and refreshing our whole vibe!
  • A more direct role in shaping legislation and policy that impacts us. BIAA is the leading national lobbying group in Washington, D.C. for policies and laws that impact brain injury professionals, survivors, and their caregivers. As the new BIAA representative for the state of Arizona, BIAAZ is uniquely positioned to champion your concerns, ideas, and challenges with both state and national policy. Your support now furthers this important work on a state and national level.
  • All the best things about BIAAZ stay the same. We are still an independent Arizona 501(c)3 nonprofit, working hard to fulfill our contracts and competing for grant funding. Funds from our signature Run, Walk, Roll event and Brain Health Gala still directly support our beloved social programs and crucial resource facilitation. Your generosity will still ensure our clients attend summer camp, engage in important social activities, and receive case management care coordination. 

We are so excited about this opportunity. It will enable us to reach even more Arizona survivors of brain injury as we interlink with BIAA national awareness campaigns, such as Concussion Awareness Now and the #MelonPledge.

Keep an eye out for our new logo and new look. While there is some change happening, pardon our dust and know you’re a cherished supporter of the new BIAAZ.

If you have any celebratory comments, questions, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Sincerely,

Carrie Collins
Carrie@biaaz.org
602-508-8024 x 101

ABOUT BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA

The Brain Injury Association of Arizona (BIAAZ) is the only statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children with all types of brain injuries through prevention, advocacy, awareness and education. BIAAZ also houses the Arizona Brain Health Resource Center, a collection of educational information and neuro-specific resources for brain injury survivors, caregivers, family members and professionals.

What began in 1983 as a grassroots effort has grown into a strong statewide presence, providing valuable life-long resources and community support for individuals with all types of brain trauma at no charge.

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