Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

As a friend of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, we wanted to let you know first that our summer eNewsletter has been published! Read about what has been happening behind the scenes; from legislative influence, national connections with brain injury advocate leaders, community outreach in our rural areas, and more! Click here to download the newsletter now. You can also read all of the content on our blog. Download your newsletter...

28th Annual Family & Professionals Conference

28th Annual Family & Professionals Conference

The 28th Annual Family & Professionals Conference is fast approaching! Join us on Friday, October 13th at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah. We are delighted to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Mark L. Fox, Speech Language Pathologist at Intermountain Healthcare. Our conference theme, “Building Connections for a Brighter Tomorrow,” focuses, not only on rebuilding the neuropathways after traumatic brain injury, but also building the connections of community, friendship and trust amongst survivors, caregivers and professionals. Those of us who have travailed the darkness after brain injury, either personally, in a family, or as a provider have also learned to appreciate the brightness of healing and hope that comes by putting one foot in front of the other and carrying forward each and every day, despite the obstacles. It is our mission to help facilitate that connection for each person whom we serve at the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, and who attends this year’s conference! Conference Award Nominations This year we are awarding four people in our community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to building connections for a brighter tomorrow: a survivor, a family member, an educator, and professional. You can fill out the attached award nomination, or submit it online. All entries for the award are due on August 7 to be considered. Scholarship Opportunities If you are interested in receiving one our available survivor, family member or licensed educator scholarships, please fill out the attached form, or go to our website and submit it to our office before September 29, 2017. Registration You can register online at www.biau.org/events today! Early...

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

We are consistently told that rural hospital personnel and other medical and mental health providers aren’t aware of the free resources we provide for brain injury survivors. Throughout the summer BIAU’s Executive Director Glenn Lanham is traveling to rural community hospitals to meet with case management staff, discharge planning teams, hospital administrators and other appropriate hospital personnel to inform and educate them about the Utah TBI Fund and the free services offered by the BIAU. In addition to hospitals, we are meeting with community counseling centers, behavioral health facilities, and county government officials. So far we have met with professionals in Payson, Nephi, Mount Pleasant, Gunnison, Beaver, Milford, St. George, and Cedar City. If you live or work in a rural area, and would like to request a presentation by the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, please contact our office at...

The People Behind the Progress

The People Behind the Progress

Have you ever heard of the UBIC? They are a behind-the-scenes organization that may be doing more to help you than you know. The UBIC, the Utah Brain Injury Council, has a singular purpose: “The mission of Utah Brain Injury Council (UBIC) is to advocate for, facilitate, educate and guide the implementation of a permanent and sustainable statewide traumatic brain injury system.” BIAU’s Executive Director, Glenn Lanham, is chairing this committee in 2017. Others involved represent associations who are involved in brain injury support and prevention. Keep up with their plans and progress on Facebook. Search for Brain Injury Council...

Thank You. Sincerely, Your Brain

Thank You.  Sincerely, Your Brain

In 2016, 24,820 Utahns were diagnosed with brain injury, and 5,212 of these were due to sports/recreation accidents – injuries that may have been prevented by helmets. We are working hard to reduce that number! That’s why we offer bicycle helmets for just $5. These helmets are for everyone, toddler to adult. Get yours now at www.biau.org to keep your brain safe. You can have it mailed, or come by for pick up. ADD BIAU ADDRESS: 5280 Commerce Dr., Suite E190, Murray, Utah 84107. Your brain will thank...