State of Nebraska and Advocacy
Grassroots advocacy is very important. It is our way as citizens to be involved in the democratic process of our government. The Brain Injury Association of Nebraska monitors and maintains a presence with state government and the federal government in conjunction with BIAA. We promote policies and legislation that prevents brain injury and enhances the care, services and support available to people with brain injuries and their families. In doing so, we advocate on behalf of the entire brain injury community. We make sure that officials in the state and federal government are kept aware of issues that relate to brain injury. The Association also helps people affected by brain injury learn how to advocate for the services and supports that they need in their lives.
We strongly encourage people with brain injury and their loved ones to tell their stories to their elected officials which will create better state policies to ensure we are meeting the needs of all Nebraska residents affected by brain injury.
The BIA-NE submitted comments to the Nebraska Director of Insurance on Essential Benefits Package on the importance of Brain Injury Services. Read the letter.