Resources on the Web
The first stop for information on concussion, ImPACT testing, and all things related. Specific information for high school athletes provided, including this guide to concussions
Heads Up Initiative at the CDC
The CDC launched a new initiative, “Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports / Youth Sports”. This self-described “tool kit” was designed for coaches. It contains “practical, easy-to-use information including a video and DVD featuring a young athlete disabled by concussion, a guide, wallet card and clip board sticker for coaches, posters, fact sheets for parents and athletes in English and Spanish, and a CD-ROM with downloadable kit materials and additional concussion-related resources.”
The CDC also publishes numerous fact sheets, pamphlets, and booklets on a range of topics – including TBI and concussion – through the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Here are a few particularly relevant publications:
- Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury:
- Brain Injury in Your Practice
a toolkit for medical practices
- Guide to Additional Resources:
A national organization that leads injury prevention through education, research and policy. Although they cover a range of traumatic injuries, not just concussion, it is a well known and established national program. ThinkFirst was started in 1986 as the “National Head and Spinal Cord Injury Prevention Center”. The AANS and CNS initiated this program.
Brain Injury Association of America.
Founded in 1980, BIAA is the leading national organization serving and representing individuals, families and professionals who are touched by a life-altering, often devastating, traumatic brain injury.” They utilize brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy. BIAA Website
Acquired Brain Injury Network of Pennsylvania .
HB 2060 has been introduced in the PA State House. This bill requires that if a school-age athlete receives a concussion or other head injury, they must be removed from play and can return only with the written approval of a health care provider. ABIN-PA is requesting the support of Pennsylvania residents.