Background

On April 1, 2010 The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) Violence and Injury Prevention Program was awarded a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau. The four year grant was awarded to develop statewide capabilities to address family and person-directed resources for individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and their families.

The grant has oversight authority from the Coordinating Council for People with Disabilities (CCPD) as a statutorily mandated member.

CCPD has the authority established under Section 63-75-5.7 to:

  • coordinate the appropriate transition of persons with disabilities who receive services and support from one state agency to receive services and support from another state agency;
  • coordinate policies governing the provision of services and support for persons with disabilities by state agencies; and
  • consider issues regarding eligibility for services and support and, where possible, develop uniform eligibility standards for state agencies. 

The Utah Brain Injury Council is operating as a committee of the CCPD to administer this grant along with UDOH.