Jan 29, 2015
Group Provides Advocacy, Funding

Here’s a look at Advocates for Injured Athletes, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote sports safety and to provide essential support, education, and resources to the
injured athlete. The group is working to meet that goal by providing grants that enable high school and club sports programs to hire certified athletic trainers.

Advocates for Injured Athletes states that its goal is “to eventually have a certified athletic trainer on every high school campus in America.” An application can be found on the group’s Web site.

The group is backed by a Medical Advisory Board that includes Douglas Casa, PhD, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Director of Athletic Training Education, and Chief Operating Officer of the Korey Stringer Institute at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and Kevin M. Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information, go to: injuredathletes.org.

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