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Utah Traumatic Brain Injury Fund

What is the TBI Fund?

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.

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.

What is 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.

How do I access the TBI Fund?

Please contact one of the State's TBI Fund contractors to see what services and resources are available to you:

Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
5280 South Commerce Drive
Suite E-190
Murray, UT 84107
(800) 281-8442
http://biau.org/

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

What is a TBI Ombudsman?

An ombudsman is an official who is designated to assist you to overcome the delay, injustice, or impersonal delivery of services. The TBI Ombudsman can help you with concerns or complaints about services, questions about your legal rights, help access appropriate sercices, and answer general questiosn about TBIs.

If you have a TBI and need help or if you have a family member with a TBI, please contact the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah at 800-281-8442. You may also visit our TBI Ombudsman website at http://biau.org/ombudsman.

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: 

Trisha Keller
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
Utah Department of Health
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142106
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2106
(801) 538-6865
trishakeller@utah.gov

Legislative Reports

TBI Fund Committee meeting minutes

Other Helpful Resources for Individuals with a TBI