For Immediate Release
BRAIN INJURY ALLIANCE OF COLORADO AWARDED FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT
TO PROVIDE CASE MANAGEMENT FOR SURVIVORS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
A brand new model of brain injury case management offered to clients statewide
DENVER – The Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (BIAC), via a competitive bidding process through the state, has been awarded a five-year, $5.5 million contract to greatly expand services to children and adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
These new services will be made available through a contract with the Colorado Brain Injury Program at the Colorado Department of Human Services. The services are free to anyone with a brain injury living in Colorado. There are no income or insurance eligibility criteria to participate.
Funding for the program comes from surcharges on traffic ticket convictions for speeding, driving while impaired from alcohol and marijuana, and the children’s motorcycle helmet law. The Colorado Brain Injury Program, enacted by the Legislature in 2002, provides statewide case management services to children and adults who have suffered a TBI.
BIAC for over 30 years has been the go-to resource for help and services for survivors of an injury to the brain, their families, and providers. BIAC’s vision is that all persons with a brain injury thrive in their community.
In preparation for its increased role, BIAC hired 15 additional staff members and moved into a larger office at 1325 South Colorado Blvd, Suite B-300, Denver, CO 80222. The new program begins on July 1, 2016.
Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado Contact:
Gavin Attwood, CEO, Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado
Colorado Brain Injury Program Contact:
Judy Dettmer, Director, Colorado Brain Injury Program