The Brain Injury Association of Louisiana (BIALA) is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on creating a better future for Louisiana citizens with brain injury and/or spinal cord injury through education, community support groups, obtaining services, and advocacy.




Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals impacted by brain injury and/or spinal cord injury and to advance brain and spinal cord injury prevention, treatment, support and education.


About Our Programs

Annual Conference
- Each year BIALA hosts a conference to bring together survivors, caregivers, families, vendors, and professionals throughout the state.  We bring in speakers to discuss the latest technologies, therapeutic practices, and survivor stories.  Visit our Annual Conference page to learn about our 2015 Conference!
Support Groups - BIALA provides funding and resources for support groups throughout the state of Louisiana.  We regularly attend support groups to assess the community's needs, and to provide them with the latest resources.  Visit our Support Group page to learn more about our new grant opportunity for Support Groups for Brain and/or Spinal Cord Injury throughout the state.
Resource Center - Our Resource Center consists of our State, Regional, and National Resource Guides, which we deliver to support groups and rehabilitation centers throughout the state, and our Emergency Hotline.  For an update list of resources available, please visit the "Resource" tab, and to contact someone from BIALA, please visit the "Contact Us" tab.  For more information, please contact our Emergency Hotline at 504-982-0685.

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Kelsey Bradley Favrot 5k

Research Study on TBI and Aging Seeking Participants

Did You Know?

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually. Of them:
  •  52,000 die,
  • 275,000 are hospitalized and
  • 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department.
TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.

About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are concussions or other forms of mild TBI.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Report to Congress on mild traumatic brain injury in the United States: steps to prevent a serious public health problem. Atlanta (GA): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2003.

What's New?

Traumatic Head and
Spinal Cord Injury Trust Fund
Advisory Board Meeting Notice
November 10th, 2016
10:00 AM
PACE Center
7436 Bishop Ott Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806