Every year, Colorado has over 900 deaths, 5,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 emergency room visits from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Fortunately, there is help for those who have sustained a TBI from an accident or other event. Colorado has many programs that help provide resources for people with TBIs and their families.
Organizations, like the Colorado Brain Injury Program and the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, provide event coordination, education on TBIs, education grants and information on where to gain additional resources. Overall, there are 30 organizations and support groups in Colorado that include hospitals and other health care settings.
What Organizations Exist to Help People with TBIs?
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado provides people with brain injuries and their family easy access to valuable information. For example, a family that has a child with a TBI can sign them up for educational, social and recreational “adventure camps”. Patients who are looking for health care resources can access case-management services and references to medical providers. Other forms of support are more direct, such as utility bill assistance and support groups.
Do Any Organizations Exist to Help Specific Groups of People with TBIs?
Other organizations that exist in Colorado are more specialized, offering help for children and veterans. Colorado Kids With Brain Injuries has similar goals to other groups in Colorado, such as providing a comfortable community for people with TBIs, and educating families, teachers and school administrators on TBIs. Colorado-based TBI groups also work together to plan events and fundraise.
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