APTA participated in the Brain Injury Awareness Fair as part of the 12th annual
Brain Injury Awareness Day on Capitol Hill. These events aim to educate members
of Congress and their staff on the full range of effects of traumatic brain
injury (TBI), the challenges and recoveries of people living with brain injury,
and the services and supports that are available to them.
Bill Pascrell Jr (D-NJ) and Thomas J. Rooney (R-FL), cochairs of the
Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, held a press conference to announce
legislation advancing the treatment and prevention of TBIs.
afternoon panel discussion titled "Promoting Brain Injury Awareness
through Public/Private Partnerships" featured COL Jamie B.Grimes,
MD, MC, national director, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center;
Sara Patterson, associate director of policy, Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention; Katie Clarke Adamson, director of health
partnerships and policy, YMCA of America; Jeff Miller, chief security
officer, National Football League;
Roland Gerritsen van der Hoop, chief medical officer, BHR Pharma,
and Ralph Ibson, national policy
director, Wounded Warrior Project.
Check out APTA's TBI webpage for advocacy and education resources on TBI and