Prevention is the only cure for brain injury

Brain injury can happen to anyone, anywhere at any time. It does not discriminate on age, race, ethnicity, lifestyle, income, recreation, living situation or other daily activities. Some individuals are at higher risk of sustaining a brain injury, but everyone is at risk.

  • The MO Department of Public Safety is comprised of nine different agencies (including two commissions) and seven separate programs all committed to ensuring the safety of Missouri citizens.

Bicycling can be an enjoyable alternate form of transportation as well as recreation for children and adults, when safety is practiced.  Properly fitting safety helmets are a must for riders of all ages. However, children or adults can be hurt riding a bicycle on or off the road.

Most children who are killed in bike crashes are 7 to 12 years old. The most serious injuries sustained by children while biking are head and brain injuries. These injuries can cause death or lifelong disability.

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury, that is usually not life threatening. However, every concussion is serious. Rest is important following a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and BIA-MO offer educational material for coaches, parents, athletes, medical professionals and school personnel.

PACER Center – Assistance for children with disabilities, bullying prevention, and parent workshops

Brain Injury Association of America Experts on Stroke

When brain injury does occur, the Brain Injury Association of Missouri helps individuals who sustain a brain injury, family caregivers, and professionals who help create better futures.

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  • The Mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri is to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence, and productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support their families.


This is the only conference in Missouri established to specifically address issues relating to brain injury. Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 is for professionals who work with survivors of Brain Injury on a periodic or full time basis. Saturday, October 21 is applicable to survivors and [...]
Survivors of brain injury and family members will come together for an in-person event in Saint Louis on Saturday, October
The Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) One Day Regional Camps were held in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis in Spring and Fall 2023. Camp activities included arts and crafts, games and music as well as enjoying nature and spending time with


St. Louis (South/Southwest) Support Group – In-Person and Online

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital 1015 Bowles Avenue, Fenton, MO

St. Louis (South/Southwest) – Fourth Tuesday of Month at 7:00 pm. Contact BIA-MO at (314) 426-4024 for online login information. SSM Health St. Clare Hospital, Conference Center (Downstairs), Meeting Room F, 1015 Bowles Ave, Fenton, MO 63026 Contact: BIA-MO Office, (314) 426-4024 for online login information. *Please take the stairs/elevator to the lover level and [...]