Colorado Brain Injury Program
In Colorado there are approximately 950 deaths, 5,200 hospitalizations, and 27,000 emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually.
Recovering from, and regaining a life after a brain injury is difficult and can be frustrating. It can be challenging to know what resources are needed and to have the ability to obtain these supports.
The Colorado Brain Injury Program has been established to help people with brain injury and their loved ones by assisting with accessing needed supports to maximize recovery now and in the future.
In addition to services, the Colorado Brain Injury Program focuses on Education and Research related to brain injury.
The Brain Injury Program is part of the Colorado Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Funds for services, education and research are generated via the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund.
The Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Trust Fund was established in 2002 by the Colorado legislature to provide statewide care coordination and services to children and adults with traumatic brain injury, sponsor educational programs about TBI, and fund TBI research.
Funds for the Colorado TBI Trust Fund come from surcharges on traffic ticket convictions for speeding, DUI, DWAI, and the children's helmet law.
The Brain Injury Program is guided by a volunteer community Board of Directors and contracts with government and private agencies
Mission: The TBI Trust Fund strives to support all people in Colorado affected by traumatic brain injury through services, research, and education.
Vision: All Coloradans affected by traumatic brain injury will have access to available services and supports when needed.