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  • Every 9 seconds, someone in the United States sustains a brain injury.
  • At least 5.3 million Americans live with disabilities from brain injuries, and more than 250,000 of these people live in Illinois.
  • Each year 2.2 million children and adults are treated and released from emergency rooms for TBI.
  • Falls are the #1 cause of brain injury.
  • The cost of traumatic brain injury, in the United States, exceeds $48 BILLION annually.
  • Brain injuries are the #1 killer of persons under the age of 44. They kill more Americans under the age of 34 than all diseases combined.
  • When someone sustains a brain injury, many people are impacted by the injury.

The Brain Injury Association of Illinois (BIA of IL) is a statewide non-profit organization providing an information & resource call center, education, programs and services to individuals who have sustained a brain injury (traumatic and acquired), family members/caregivers, rehabilitation professionals, and the community at large. The BIA of IL is part of a network of brain injury associations across the United States, and is an affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). The BIA of IL is the only statewide organization in Illinois serving individuals with Acquired Brain Injury, their families and professionals who treat them. The BIA of IL is dedicated to providing information, resources, education, advocacy, and support.

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois is to create a better future through brain injury awareness, prevention, education and advocacy. 

This is accomplished through:

  • Acting as an Information & Resource Center

  • Providing brain injury education and hosting an annual educational conference

  • Facilitation of statewide support groups

  • Hosting adult and pediatric therapeutic recreational camps

  • Actively participating in legislative advocacy

  • Providing injury prevention awareness programs

  • Encouraging research opportunities and participation

The organization works with families and professionals to communicate in a way that improves relationships and cooperation, enhances teamwork and helps decrease potential issues that might arise. In this era of managed care and organizational changes, providers and agencies search for viable options for their patients due to decreased resources, lengths of stay, and changing family structures. BIA of IL feels collaboration is critical for effective service delivery, and works as a partner to the providers and the patient as needed. The Brain Injury Association of Illinois works with local, state and national organizations to consistently lead Illinois in providing quality, affordable and accessible services to people with brain injuries and their families. The BIA of Illinois is dedicated to providing information, resources, advocacy, and support.

Thank you for your interest and support of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois!



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Brain Injury Association of Illinois
P.O. Box 70
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phones: 312-726-5699 or  800-699-6443  Fax:312-630-4011