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Have You Voted Yet? Get Your Badge!

 09/18/2014 - 1:37pm  By: JordanB 

We're almost three weeks into the NATA presidential election, and our latest numbers show that only 12 percent of our membership has voted so far. If you're one of those 12 percent, we encourage you to display our "I voted" badge on social media to encourage your fellow athletic trainers to follow suit. Just right click the badge below and save it to your own computer so you can post it or share it anywhere you see fit. 

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NPI Contest: Districts Three and Four Emerge Victorious

 09/16/2014 - 4:51pm  By: ToddC 

Required by many employers, the NPI is the standard identifier among health care professionals. NATA feels that all athletic trainers should have their NPI; in fact, members are now required to have one in order to serve on any NATA committee.

With the goal of increasing athletic trainers' representation amongst other health care professionals and industry leaders, NATA kicked off the "Are You Being Counted?" contest during this year's... view

Safe Sports School Success Story

 09/11/2014 - 1:05pm  By: JordanB 

Hawaii Baptist Academy’s Sam Lee, ATC, recently sent us an email sharing his excitement about earning a Safe Sports School Award.
In that email, Sam wrote: “Thanks for allowing us, helping us, enabling and empowering us to do something good for our community; not so much for the individual glory, but that people might see what a wonderful resource may be available to them with athletic trainers in their... view

Important Update On Meaningful Use

 09/08/2014 - 10:57am  By: ToddC 

Health care systems and private clinics are in the midst of Stage 2 Meaningful Use implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs.  As hospitals and private clinics navigate these requirements, many questions arise around the athletic trainer and their role in the ever-changing landscape of health care.  As an athletic trainer, you should be prepared to talk to your current or potential employer about this issue. NATA has developed... view

One Month Left For NATA Foundation Research Award Nominations

 09/05/2014 - 2:17pm  By: ToddC 

The NATA Research & Education Foundation is committed to encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base. A strategy for achieving this goal is to provide formal recognition for outstanding athletic training researchers. To that end, the NATA Foundation has established an awards program to acknowledge and reward those individuals whose work helps fulfill that goal.
The Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training... view

Vote Now for the Next NATA President!

 09/02/2014 - 12:56pm  By: JordanB 

The 2015 Presidential Election is now open for all certified members! Check your email for a message from containing your secure registration code and instructions for voting online or using a phone ballot. (If your member profile does not include an email address, you will receive a postcard this week.) If you prefer to vote using a paper ballot, the email or postcard will provide a phone number to request one.

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Presidential Election Webinar

 08/27/2014 - 11:20am  By: JordanB 

The NATA Presidential Election is quickly approaching, and it’s the perfect time to learn more about the two candidates: Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC, and Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC. 

Yesterday we hosted a webinar during which each candidate fielded questions from the audience. We know this is a very busy time of year for most athletic trainers, so we recorded it for those of you who were unable to attend. Want more information about each candidate? See their full employment and... view

August/September NATA News: From the Editor

 08/26/2014 - 9:48am  By: JordanB 

You should be receiving your special combined August/September issue of the NATA News in your mailbox soon! If you haven't received your hard copy yet, it's already available online.

I've had a few members ask why we combine the August & September magazines into one double issue, so I thought this would be a great time to explain. The main reason is because our production cycle is interrupted by the convention in late... view

Gatorade & SSATC Announce New Secondary School Athletic Trainer Award

 08/21/2014 - 1:22pm  By: JordanB 

The Gatorade Company has been a proud partner of NATA for 30 years and during this tenure has worked closely with athletic trainers in the secondary school setting to help ensure athletes receive the highest-quality care.  This commitment is driven by the company’s belief that athletic trainers are critical to the health and safety of high school athletes and that their importance is often overlooked.
“We know athletic trainers are at the forefront of... view

How You Feeling? HOT HOT HOT!

 08/19/2014 - 4:21pm  By: JordanB 

I can't speak for the rest of the country, but Texas is H-O-T right now. The fall sports seasons are in full swing, and many athletes are practicing and competing in triple digit temperatures.

At NATA 2014 in Indianapolis, we hosted a press conference to address exertional heat illness. We did an advanced release of an executive summary of our exertional heat illnesses position statement,... view







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