Brain Injury Resources
Traumatic brain injury patients and their families may avail of the different resources in Utah specifically catering to their needs and concerns. Here are some of the organizations for brain injury cases:
Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) claims to be the country’s oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Their mission is to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury. Through advocacy, they promise to bring help, hope and healing to millions of individuals living with brain injury, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Brain Injury Alliance of Utah
The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, formerly known as the Brain Injury Association of Utah, was created in 1984 as a 501©(3) non-profit organization. This Alliance claims to be the only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to education and support for the issues of prevention and recovery of brain injury in the state of Utah. The Brain Injury Alliance of Utah provides hope, help and healing through education, facilitation, and advocacy. BIAU has coalitions with major hospitals, governmental agencies, and rehabilitation centers to provide a network of support, information, and help.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC website is a good source of information on brain injuries. One can access the resources that are made available on this website for education and management purposes. Feel free to browse through the information on TBI to be able to understand and care for someone you know that has suffered from a traumatic brain injury.
Job Accommodation Network
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) claims to be the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
Medical Home Portal
The Medical Home Portal aims to provide ready access to reliable and useful information for professionals and families to help them care and advocate for children with special health care needs (CSHCN), as partners in the Medical Home model. The long-range goal is to improve outcomes for CSHCN and their families by enhancing the availability and quality of healthcare, related services, and coordination of care.
Utah Brain Injury Council
Utah Brain Injury Council’s mission is to advocate for, facilitate, educate and guide the implementation of a permanent and sustainable state wide traumatic brain injury system. They envision that all individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their families have access to a comprehensive, coordinated system of education, services and supports. For these reasons, Utah Brain Injury Council provides services and supports that are person/family directed to address the changing needs of people and families with traumatic brain injuries from the moment of injury throughout the rest of their lives.
University of Utah Health Care
University of Utah Health Care has a brain injury program that aims to return each patient to a productive lifestyle within their home and community. The program does this by providing the best and most comprehensive therapies for brain trauma patients. University of Utah Health Care uses a team approach that utilizes the specialist throughout the academic medical center in order to give each patient a community of medical professionals to help the patient recover. This team is composed of physical & medical rehabilitation physicians, physical therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech language pathologists, neuropsychologists/psychologists, and social workers. To learn more, read our “Utah Brain Injury Lawyers Page” article.
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