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.
Improvements to Colorado Adult TBI Connections
Letter General Stakeholders
Save the Date
The Colorado Brain Injury Program is happy to announce that we will be putting out a request for proposals for Type I and Type II research grants. This RFP will be put out mid February. Please visit our website, www.tbicolorado.org, regularly to watch for the release of the Request For Proposal (RFP). Additionally, please check out the research section on the website for more details regarding what types of research that we fund.
Education Grants Announcement
Colorado Brain Injury Program: Education Grants Announcement
Dear brain injury partners and stakeholders,
As many of you are aware, the Colorado Brain Injury Program has been able to offer grants that have the focus of providing education regarding brain injury to a variety of entities across Colorado for the past decade. These grants have ranged anywhere from a few hundred dollars up to a maximum of $10,000. Through our grant program we have been able to reach every region of the state of Colorado to provide this critical education. Educational initiatives have ranged from prevention to intervention and from infants to our aging population.
While we feel this program has been successful we also recognize that it is critical to take a step back and objectively evaluate the impact the Colorado Brain Injury Program is having in Colorado. Therefore, the Colorado Brain Injury Program will be taking a year off from soliciting for education grant initiatives. Instead, the program plans to fund education outreach efforts for children, youth, adults and elderly. This period will be from July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. During this year it is our intent to evaluate the effectiveness of the grant program and to dedicate time to updating the program website so that everyone has access to the products, educational programs and other materials that have been developed with past education grants.
Please watch our website at www.tbicolorado.org for possible future announcements for request for proposals for education grants.