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Brain Injury Association Of Kansas And Greater Kansas City Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Brain Disorders, Health

Mission: To improve the quality of life for those affected by brain injury.

Programs: Education and awareness: conducts seminars for professionals who work with survivors of traumatic brain injury and families. Conducts community education and brain injury awareness events.

information and referral: program director and other staff conduct meetings with survivors and families of traumatic brain injuries and operate telephone hotline. Provide resource materials and information to professionals and those directly affected by brain injury.

prevention: annually the association participates in community safety fairs and gives away bicycle helmets to children in need. With each helmet, the child is educated on the importance of wearing the helmet correctly to prevent brain injury. Staff educates school students about the importance of brain injury prevention strategies.

advocacy: a day at the state capitol was planned for brain injury survivors to meet and talk with their legislators about issues important to them. Biaks provided information on how to contact and make appointments with elected officials as well as talking points on issues affecting home and community based services.

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