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...

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...

If You Can Talk, You Can Help



The BIAU is fortunate to receive funds from the TBI fund. With these funds, we facilitate miracles. But as of today, not all TBI survivors are taking advantage of these incredible resources simply because they do not know the extent of what we can do for them. Can you help us reach them? There are thousands of Utahns who sustain brain injuries every year, and we want every single one of them to walk through our doors. We can help survivors and their families understand what the doctors don’t often explain. We can direct them to the most needed services. For each resource facilitation appointment we provide, free of charge to the recipient, we receive compensation from the TBI Fund. This enables the BIAU to educate, orient, and support TBI survivors totally free of cost. If they are low income and/or do not have insurance, we can also provide many continuing resources at no charge. For example, a neuropsych evaluation is so important to understanding brain injuries, but they are often very expensive. The TBI Fund allows us to help victims with the costs of these costly, yet vitally important diagnostic procedures. It also covers recovery therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, yoga, and caregiver support. Glenn Lanham, BIAU’s Executive Director, is traveling throughout Utah in order to spread the word about these unbelievable resources. He needs your help. The TBI Fund provides services that are absolutely free for anyone with a brain injury! So, can you help us? 1. Spread the word. If you hear of a fall, an accident, or a hospitalization, take a...

If You Live in Washington County, We’ve Got Good News!



One of the challenges the BIAU faces is a lack of resources for those who are not along the Wasatch Front. To help solve that problem, the BIAU, in partnership with Intermountain Healthcare, has initiated a new support group in St. George, for those in Washington County. This brain injury support group is facilitated by healthcare professionals who have a passion for providing extraordinary care to our community. The format will include breakout groups for caregivers and survivors of brain injury. The forum includes educational opportunities as well as open discussion. You can help us kickstart the program by participating! If you have any questions or would like more information about the support group, please contact Spencer Poulson at (435) 251-6817. Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group Presented by The Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute Taylor Health Sciences Building, 1526 S Medical Center Drive, St. George 6:00 p.m. 4th Wednesday of Every...