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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion a Huge Success #ATLHuddle



#ATLHuddle was difficult to ignore on your Twitter feed today. The National Council on Youth Sports Safety (NCYSS), Inc. hosted The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion, located at the Loudermilk Center, on January 10, 2015. Coaches, parents, students, athletic trainers, medical officials and others attended this free event. 
The Atlanta Community Huddle featured a town hall meeting emceed by Ryan Cameron, NCYSS Co-Chairs Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Eliot Sorel and PASS Student Ambassador Kylee Bliss, and national experts on injury-related topics.  Atlanta is the first of 11 stops to U.S. communities to teach, share, and learn about the policies and practices adopted in addressing sports-related concussions among youth athletes. 


The NCYSS was established in 2013 in partnership with the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine (SHLI/MSM) and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. 
NCYSS launched Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS), a program that sparked a national conversation on youth sports safety; promotes primary prevention, public health orientation and early intervention; encourages and facilitates research; and educates and influences local, state, and federal policy.
  • The NCYSS mission is to raise awareness of and apply an integrative approach to create a culture of prevention and reduce the number of injuries that occur among youth engaged in organized sports.
  • The NCYSS vision is to become a leading national and global resource on the significance of healthy lifestyles and physical activity and the prevention, awareness, and treatment of sports-related injuries suffered by pre-collegiate athletes.
Fusionetics offered complimentary orthopedic screenings and participants interacted in sports safety clinics on concussion, hydration, overuse, and AEDs sponsored by Safe Kids Worldwide.


Atlanta Huddle Sessions included: 



The program concluded with the Player's Perspective Panel moderated by ESPN's Cari Champion featuring former Atlanta Falcon Charles "Chuck" Smith, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson, and U.S. Bronze Medalist and bobsledder Aja Evans. 


The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion will be the first of 11 stops to U.S. communities to teach, share, and learn about the policies and practices adopted in that community in addressing sports-related concussions among youth athletes.
Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/01/10/3522614/atlanta-forum-to-focus-on-concussions.html#storylink=cp

For a full speaker roster and more information, please visit: www.youthsportssafety.org
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