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Invite our Executive Director, Glenn Lanham, to your next staff meeting! He will give a short presentation on the many resources available to you and your clients through the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. Contact him at glenn@biau.org.

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Free Resources

Diagnostic tests, therapies, support groups, and more are available for survivors and caretakers. There are many who want to help you; we know their names. We can help you. Schedule a free appointment today!

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Conference Dates

We hope you loved our Family & Professionals’ conference this last year! Mark your calendars for the next one: October 13, 2017. It will again be in the Davis Conference Center located in Layton, UT. We look forward to seeing you!

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness month! See below for event details!   Brain injuries can have a dramatic impact on a person’s ability to lead an active, fulfilling life. • Every day in Utah, 68 people are treated in an emergency department for a TBI, six people are hospitalized, and one person dies from a TBI. • Falls (52%) were the leading cause of TBI hospitalizations in Utah, followed by transportation realted causes (24%) and sports or recreation activities (21%). • TBI hospitalization rates increase with age; older adults aged 75+ have the highest rates of TBIs. • TBIs resulted in nearly $95 million in hospitalization charges in Utah in 2013; a 10.5% increase from $86 million in 2011. This does not include costs for disability and long-term care, or lost wages. • The age-adjusted rate of TBI hospitalizations had a statistically significant increase from 2011 (816 per 100,000 population) to 2013 (826 per 100,000 population). • The Utah State Legislature established a TBI Fund in 2008. The funds are used to: 1) educate Utahns on TBI treatment and prevention; 2) provide evaluations and assistance in identifying services and resources needed by persons with a TBI for which they may be eligible; and 3) develop an information referral system for persons with a TBI and their families. • Wear a helmet when riding an off-highway vehicle, bicycle, skateboard, or scooter; playing a contact sport, such as football, ice hockey, or boxing; using inline skates or riding a skateboard; batting and running bases in baseball or softball; riding a horse; or skiing or snowboarding. • Ask your league, school, or...
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Resources For Brain Injury Victims

Resources For Those That Suffer With Brain Injury

Find the right community resources for your brain injury needs. Call our office at 801-716-4993 or toll free at 800-281-8442 to schedule a free consultation!

Resource Facilitation

Receive free one on one support following brain injury to access the help you need to transition back to family life, work or school, and the community. Call our office at 801-716-4993 or 800-281-8442 to schedule a free telephone or in person consultation. Read more!

Family Caregiver Learning

Caregivers of a family member with a brain injury often face many hurdles and burdens in finding their way.  The initial diagnosis of injury, or illness, and acute care is only the first step of the journey.  Getting the necessary knowledge and support to be successful in rehabilitation is integral to healing and success as you continue forward.

Support Groups

Join with others who have faced brain injury face to face or online. Start today!

HeadSmart

Only protect the head you wish to keep. Learn about our HeadSmart programs for schools and how to purchase a $5 helmet!

Advocacy

Have you or someone you care about been treated unfairly? Learn how we can help.

Organizations that Serve Utah

Learn about advocacy for brain injury, justice services, safety & prevention, and recreation. Learn more!

Resources By County

Find regional resources throughout Utah listed by county. Click here.

United States Brain Injury Alliance

Click here to find national resources throughout the United States.

Testimonials:

When I emailed BIAU, I felt lost, depressed, confused and really unsure where to turn. The first time I spoke with Adam, I knew I was home!! I got hope, relief, and a sense of peace that I was the taking to the right person and I was at the right place. I was not alone. Thank you, thank you!!!!

-Michelle Carrion

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“I have been in contact though email with a representative and he has been extremely helpful and encouraging to my circumstance. I cannot wait to get down there to be able to meet the wonderful people that make up the support team associated with this program!”

-Daniel Lorance

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The Brain Injury Alliance is an invaluable resource…and full of scrupulous care!!!”

-Renee Casati

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I would be lost if it wasn’t for the help and resources I’ve received from the Brain Injury Alliance. Thank you for helping me learn how to be the new me!”

-Penny Edison

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I love these people. They are very compassionate and understanding”

-Michael Thompson

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Ways You Can Contribute To The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

About the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah

logo If you are one of the thousands of people who are faced with brain injury, you may be scared and confused. We have resources, connections, and support groups that can help offer hope, clarity, and sense of direction when it comes to living life to the fullest possibilities after brain injury. You are not alone. Together, we will not only survive, but thrive through the challenges ahead.
Adam and MacrinaAdvocacy Services are available to assist you overcoming the delay, injustice or impersonal delivery of services. At BIAU we assist people with brain injuries with the following:

  • concerns or complaints about services in the community
  • questions about rights,
  • grievances,
  • access to appropriate services,
  • ideas for making services better; and
  • general questions or the need for information concerning services for persons with traumatic brain injuries
  • learn more!
Child BrainPart of our mission includes being a resource for those who have been affected by brain injury. We have an enormous library of information and connections that can help you find the right answers, from emergency care to finding resources and advocates for your situation. If you can’t find what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to call our office at 801-716-4993. We are your partners when it comes to learning, discovering, and managing a situation that can be filled with challenges and obstacles. Learn more!

Leading Causes of TBI in Utah

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Did you know?

  • Every 23 seconds, one person in the U.S. sustains a brain injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a silent yet serious epidemic currently leaving 5.3 million Americans with disabilities. This represents over- 2% of the US population; 56,000 victims in Utah alone!
  • Falls are the leading cause of TBI. Rates are highest for children aged 0-4 years and for adults aged 75 years and older.
  • Motor vehicle-traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Rates are highest for adults aged 20-24 years.
  • There was a 62% increase in fall-related TBI seen in emergency departments among children aged 14 years and younger from 2002 to 2006.
  • Every 7 minutes, someone dies of a brain injury
  • One death every day and one brain injury every four minutes can be prevented by the use of helmets in recreational activities, including skiing and biking.
  • An estimated 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually.
      • 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.365 million, nearly 80% are treated and released from an emergency department.
      • In Utah, 500 die, over 2,000 are hospitalized and 20,000 are treated and released from an emergency department each year.
Who does BIAU help?
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah serves Utahans and their families who have sustained a brain injury. We provide free one on one coaching, known as Resource Facilitation, after an accident or injury, include directing you to legal, medical and emotional support. We help elementary kids learn about head safety with our program called HeadSmart. Through community events we educate and bring awareness about brain injury and its prevention.
How much does it cost to make an appointment?
It costs nothing to make an appointment. All of the one on one consulting we do with families and individuals with brain injury is free. We receive our funding from grants and generous support from those in our community. Our resource facilitation is available short term or long term, depending upon your needs. Call 801-716-4993 today for a free consultation!
What are the benefits to becoming a BIAU member?
Becoming a BIAU members gives you special perks! You will receive a discount on event registration, quarterly newsletters, and more! Click here.