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Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

Background

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund was established in 2008 by the Utah Legislature as a restricted special revenue fund. The fund consists of gifts, grants, donations, and any other funding from private sources. The fund is administered through the Utah Department of Health. Fund monies may be used to:

  • Educate the general public and professionals on the treatment and prevention of TBI;
  • Provide access to evaluations and coordinate short-term care to assist an individual in identifying services or support needs, resources, and benefits for which the individual may be eligible; and
  • Develop and support an information referral system for persons with a traumatic brain injury and their families.

Awards from the TBI fund for the State of Utah currently focus on resource facilitation. Resource facilitation is a process that helps individuals and families by providing consistent, ongoing, short term support to assist with problem solving, linking people in need with available and appropriate resources (such as information, services, and supports) to meet their goals, and assist with successful return to school, work, or community reintegration. Criteria for the awards and review of proposals is done in consultation with a nine-member TBI Fund Advisory Committee. The committee is supported with staff from the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program. The contracted services began November 1, 2008 and end December 31, 2011.

To seek assistance contact:

Brain Injury Association of Utah
1800 South West Temple, Suite 203
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 484-2240

Phoenix Services
189 South State Street, Suite 225
Salt Lake City, UT 84089-0457
(801) 825-4535

Donations: If you would like to donate to the TBI fund, send checks or money orders to:

Jake Hennessy
Office of Fiscal Operations
Utah Department of Health
P.O. Box 144002
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4002

Please make the check or money order out to the "DOH-TBI."

*** Remember... All donations to the TBI fund are tax deductible. ***

For questions about the TBI fund contact: 

Whitney Johnson
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106
(801) 538-6183
wjohnson@utah.gov

Legislative Reports

Past meetings include:

2011

2010

2009

2008

Resources