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					Utah Brain Injury Council 

  Member Orientation
         Revised 1/8/2008
            Mission Statement

    The mission of the Utah Brain Injury 
    Council is to advocate for and guide the 
    development and implementation of a 
    permanent and sustainable statewide 
    system which supports individuals with 
    brain injuries and their families.
                 Vision Statement 

w All Individuals with traumatic brain injuries and their 
  families have access to a comprehensive, 
  coordinated system of education, services and 
w Services and supports are person/family directed and 
  address the changing needs of people and families 
  with traumatic brain injuries from the moment of injury 
  throughout the rest of their lives.
w Traumatic brain injury prevention strategies are 
  widely recognized and adopted.
w State and private agencies effectively collaborate in 
  the delivery of state resources and services.
     The Purpose of the Utah Brain
        Injury Council (UBIC)

w The purpose of the UBIC is to facilitate the
  development and implementation of a permanent
  and sustainable statewide system for individuals
  with traumatic brain injuries and their families.

w It is the engine that drives brain injury supports in
 How did we get here?

A brief history of the TBI Grant
         Utah TBI Planning Grant

w July 2001-June 2003
w  Department of Health-Lead Agency
w  Conducted Statewide Needs/Resource 
w  Implementation Grant Submitted-November 
w  Not Funded immediately due to request for 
  alternative lead agency
     Utah TBI Implementation Grant

w DSPD becomes lead agency
w  Implementation Grant re-submitted
w  Funded September 2003-2006
w  Applied for and received a continuation 
  for the TBI Implementation Grant that 
  ended in July 2007
                 Accomplishments of the 
                  Implementation Grant

w Enhanced coordination and collaboration among individuals and 
  organizations affected by TBI.  This included the development of 
  the TBI Advisory Board.
w Increased access to care by underserved populations of people 
  with TBI and their families including rural communities and Native 
  American Populations
w Expanded and enhanced community services and supports for 
  people with TBI through the development of pilot communities in 
  Cache County, Uintah Basin, and Washington County
w Educated individuals, families, state agencies, private providers, 
  and the public on Traumatic Brain Injury and its impact through 
  101 TBI Foundational Training.
           Products Developed Through the 
                Implementation Grant

w A foundational TBI curriculum designed for people who encounter 
  persons with TBI in the course of their work and need basic knowledge 
  about TBI and techniques for working with those who have it.
w A generic, preliminary screening tool, meant to be used by intake workers 
  of multiple organizations, to determine if someone may have had a brain 
w  Educational brochures (in both English and Spanish) for elementary and 
  secondary teachers about identifying and working with students that have 
w  Educational brochures (in both English and Spanish) for parents of 
  elementary and secondary school children. 
w Informational brochures for employers and perspective employers of 
  people with TBI.
           Products Developed Through the 
              Implementation Grant Cont

w Related informational brochures for people with TBI seeking employment.
w An online state Resource Directory, facts about TBI, posted Links to 
  other resources, a PowerPoint presentation on TBI and mental health.
w Local Resource Directories were developed for Cache County and 
  Uintah/Duchesne County in Utah.
w First Responder cards provide information for first responders (such as 
  the police, fire fighters, or emergency medical personnel) to give to 
  people involved in an incident where there is a potential for brain injury.  
w A DVD made of selected parts of training at a conference for Mental 
  Health professionals and others who work with.
It was all made possible by 
   Council member efforts

   Through the Council and 
                  Current Grant 
            Utah TBI Partnership Grant

w Applied for and received a 3 year TBI Partnership 
  Grant that was funded from August 2007-April 2010

w The objectives of this grant have been enhanced and 
  modified from the previous grant.  The budget has 
  been significantly reduced
Goals of the Partnership Grant

     The work that lies ahead
               Goal 1

The Utah Department of Human Services, 
    Division of Services to People with 
      Disabilities, will coordinate the 
   implementation of the Statewide TBI 
 Action Plan in collaboration with the Utah 
            Brain Injury Council
               Goal 1 Strategies
w Maintain and support an active and mission-focused State 
  TBI Advisory Board of 25 to 35 members representing 
  multiple constituencies
w An updated Needs and Resource Assessment completed in 
w Expand responsibilities for implementation of the Statewide 
  Action Plan through the use of at least 3 working subgroups 
  of the TBI Advisory Board including a Community Initiatives 
  and Sustainability group; a Training/Education group; and 
  an Information Dissemination group 
         Goal 1 Strategies Cont

w Increase visibility and awareness of statewide TBI 
  incidence, prevalence, and impact through 
  education and inclusion in at least 7 existing 
  organizations that have significant influence or 
  determine policy and funding for TBI needs.
                 Goal 2

Utahans with TBI and their families will 
 receive community-based services and 
supports (based on lessons learned from 
  experts in the field) that are available, 
  accessible, culturally appropriate, and 
     acceptable through information 
 dissemination, training, and community 
                 pilot sites 
                    Goal 2 Strategies

w Expand TBI foundation training availability and develop, 
  pilot, and provide new and specialized “train the trainer” 
  instruction and training modules for 4 partnering 
w Provide a comprehensive, culturally relevant information 
  and referral system for 2500 individuals with TBI and their 
  families and service providers annually 
w Provide 1000 health care professionals and families 
  annually with best practice educational information and 
  materials that address short and long-term needs of 
  children and adults with TBI in Utah 
              Goal 2 Strategies Cont

w Develop and disseminate an additional 3000 pieces of print 
  materials in English and Spanish annually through 
  community providers and service organizations, schools, 
  advocacy groups and state agencies that are relevant to 
  services and supports for individuals with TBI in Utah  
w Expand the current community pilot programs into an 
  additional two communities that represent the 
  unserved/underserved areas and/or populations with an 
  emphasis on culturally diverse communities, including 
  Latino and Native American 
                  Goal 3

Utah will improve and sustain TBI services 
                and supports 
                Goal 3 Strategies

w Complete at least 10 letters of understanding that assure 
  coordination and collaboration among public and private 
  agencies and organizations at both the state and 
  community level that provide TBI services 
w Explore and present alternate funding strategies to 
  strengthen TBI services
w Present the 2008 Needs and Resources Assessment 
  findings and State Plan statewide to state and county 
  agencies to influence agency policies/action  
     Partnership Grant Budget

w $118,600 annually for three years from 
  federal government
w $59,300 required in state match funds
w Total budget $177,900
    What does the money buy?

w One full time Program Coordinator 
w 5% time Program Director (in kind match)
w Utah State University for 101/102 TBI training 
  development, assessment and evaluation
w Three Pilot Community Coordinators
w Brain Injury Association of Utah for website 
  development and information dissemination
w Coordination between state agencies and 
  private community providers
w Printing, copies, postage, etc.
    Role of the Lead Agency (DSPD)

w $10,000 annually in matching funds
w Provide in-kind administrative support
w Provide in-kind secretarial support
w Provide in-kind accounting services
w Executive Office representation
w Office space, phone, computer, etc.
        Role of the Administrative
              Support Team

w Comprised of a Utah Brain Injury Grant Director
  and Coordinator
w Coordinate grant activities to ensure that federal
  objectives and requirements are being met
w Function as a liaison between state, federal and
  private providers
w Support members of the UBIC and pilot
      Membership of the Utah Brain Injury

  Members of the Utah Brain Injury Council can be any
  individual with a genuine interest in creating and sustaining
  systems change in Utah that will benefit individuals with
  brain injuries
Members can include:
w Survivors
w Family members
w State Agency Representatives
w Private provider representative
w Community members
           Becoming a Member

w Complete a membership form which includes basic
  information about yourself.
w Commit to participate on the council for one year
w Attend and participate in all meetings missing no
  more than two consecutive unexcused meetings per
  calendar year
w Agree to be an advocate for brain injury within
  your agency, organization and community

                   It’s that easy

w Stipends are available upon request for
  individuals not associated with state or
  provider agencies
w Membership can be renewed through out the
  period of the grant
         Subcommittees of the Utah
           Brain Injury Council

w   Training and Education
w   Information and Resource Dissemination
w   Community Initiatives and Sustainability
w   Pilot Communities

    Each subcommittee serves a specific and essential role in
     achieving the mission and vision of the Utah Brain Injury
    Participation in these committees is essential!
    Priorities for the Coming Year

w Compile data from the 2007 Needs Assessment and
  create a new State Action Plan
w Create more inter agency collaboration and
w Develop and disseminate 102 TBI trainings
w Support current pilot communities and develop at
  least two more
    More Priorities for the Coming
w Create a Utah Brain Injury Grant website and
  continue to expand the Brain Injury Association of
  Utah’s website.
w Create more public awareness and provide easy
  access to information and resources.
w Implement these priorities in a sustainable manner
   Utah Brain Injury Council Partners

w Division of Services for People with
w Utah State University, Center for People with
w Brain Injury Association of Utah
        Supporting State/Federal Agencies

w   Education                  w Children with Special
w   Health                       Health Care Needs
w   Veteran’s Administration   w Child and Family Services
w   Indian Health Services     w Adult Corrections
w   Rehabilitation             w Juvenile Justice
w   Mental Health
w   Substance Abuse
w   Aging and Adult Services
     Supporting Community Providers

w Phoenix Services            w Legislative Coalition for
w Disability Law Center         People with Disabilities
w University of Utah          w Primary Children’s
w Intermountain Health Care     Medical Center
w Gentiva
w Disability Rights Action
w ARC of Utah

w Contact the Utah Brain Injury Grant
  Administrative Support Team
Steve Wrigley
(801) 641-8388
Breanne Berg

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