Advocacy Day brings together New York’s brain injury community to raise awareness of brain injury and advocate for public policy initiatives.

Whether you are a medical professional, survivor, family member or friend, join us to make the voice of brain injury heard!

2022 Advocacy Day

The Brain Injury Association of New York State will be advocating virtually again for 2022. Advocacy Day is an important time to help share the story of brain injury in New York State. Building on legislative momentum from 2021, Advocacy Day has been spread over three days – February 28, March 1 and March 8.

February 28

  • 5 pm – 6 pm – Watch welcome messages from Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin, NYS Health Commissioner Mary Bassett, M.D., M.P.H., BIANYS Executive Director Eileen Reardon and President of the BIANYS Board Barry Dain, followed by an overview of advocacy efforts, partnerships, the Executive Budget and efforts to move on the Continuum of Care and TBI Trust Fund with BIANYS Director of Advocacy Christina LeBeau.

March 1

  • 11:30 am- 12pm – Brain Injury Association of New York State’s joint press conference with the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association, focusing on legislation A5044 Solages/S2023 May, to create licensure for athletic trainers in New York State, as well as A2564A Fall/S1074A Hoylman, to support the CMAIA 2022 (Concussion Management Awareness Improvement Act).
  • 5 pm – 6pm – Legislative Panel to discuss the Licensure Bill and CMAIA 2022

March 8

  • 5:00 pm – Learn about Kara Moran, a TBI survivor. Hear her story, struggles and efforts to advocate, followed by, a virtual Legislative Panel to discuss the Continuum of Care for Resource Facilitation and the TBI Trust Fund

Advocacy Day events have passed. Thank you to all participants.

Please contact Christina LeBeau at (518) 459-7911 or with any questions.