Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

If you or a loved one has a TBI, there is help.

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Fund can help you find the resources you need to return to school, work, or community activities.

“We are so happy with the neuropsych evaluation our son received through the TBI Fund. The results are helping our family know what things need to be done to better help our son. The resource facilitator helped us learn about resources we never knew existed. The whole experience was positive. Thank you again.”

What is Resource Facilitation?

Resource facilitation is a process that involves working with caring, trained experts who understand what you are going through. They will help you identify what resources are available to meet your needs, and the needs of your family. Short-term support to assist with problem solving is provided to help you.

During your first visit with a trained resource facilitator, you will complete an intake assessment. This is free for all clients. The intake will help to determine if you are eligible for other free servcies such as neuropsychological testing or ongoing resource facilitation.

Individuals with a TBI may receive help with resource facilitation or neuropsychological testing through the TBI Fund. The TBI Fund is designed to be a payor of last resort, meaning individuals have no other financial means available to obtain these services.

How do I get help from the TBI Fund?

Please contact one of the State's TBI Fund contractors to see what services and resources are available to you. You may also call the Utah Health Resource Line at 1-888-222-2542 to have a trained customer service representative determine which TBI Fund contractor is right for you.

Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

(801) 716-4993
http://biau.org/

Phoenix Services

(801) 825-4535
www.phoenixservices.org

Roads to Independence

(801) 612-3215
www.roadstoindependence.org

Utah Independent Living Center

(801) 466-5565
www.uilc.org

Red Rock Center for Indepence

(435) 673-7501
www.rrci.org

​Options for Independence ​

​(435) 753-5353
www.optionsind.org

Ability 1st Utah

(801) 373-5044

ability1stutah.org

What is the TBI Fund?

The 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.

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." All donations to the TBI fund are tax deductible.

For questions about the TBI fund contact: 

Traci Barney
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106
(801) 538-9277
tabarney@utah.gov

Legislative Reports

Each year a report is submitted to the Utah State Legislature to show the impact of the TBI Fund.