Brain Injury Awareness Month 2011
What plans do you, and/or your state BIA affiliate have for Brain Injury Awareness Month
2011 Both you and your BIA will be included in “You”.
1. Have “You” contacted your local public radio stations, your public TV stations, or the
cable public access stations asking them to schedule, feature, or develop programs on
TBI? (See questions below.)
2. Have “You” contacted the health reporter or an editor at your local newspaper about
doing some articles on TBI?
a. Do “You” know of any persons, or family members who would be willing to featured in such a story?
b. Do “You” have the basic TBI information that should be included in a story?
c. Do “You” have a TBI expert to suggest to them for an interview?
d. How about articles in a “Free Shopper” or “Bargain Bulletin” type paper?
3. Commercial radio stations ---- options by age of audience, time of day, type of music
4. Distribution of Brain Injury Awareness posters by:
a. Members of TBI support groups
b. Please suggest other ideas
5. Scheduling speakers on TBI for:
a. Civic groups
b. Provider groups
c. How to get invited?
d. What to present and what to handout?
6. Involving other groups and organizations:
a. In the printing and distribution of BIAA Brain Injury Awareness Poster
1. HMOs, large medical clinics.
b. Co-presentations: VA staff, providers from other disciplines
7. Poster placement:
a. University departments of:
Social Work; Nursing; Special Education; Psychology; OT and PT
b. High Schools: Nurses, Coaches, Guidance Counselors, Social Workers
c. Local libraries and their affiliates
d. Shelters or programs for homelessness; domestic abuse; substance
abuse, and mental health clinics
8. Recommended Resources to use for different groups
9. Ideas for:
a. Rural Areas
b. Urban Areas
c. Suburban Areas
10. Please add YOUR ideas and suggestions.
Comment on what's worked & what hasn't.
Especially on hard to reach groups --- like physicians, etc.