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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

No Summer Lull Here at NATA: See How You Can Participate!

 08/15/2014 - 2:39pm  By: ToddC 
Just because we are in the midst of the dog days of summer doesn’t mean there is any less going on for the association. We actually have a handful of events that are in progress right now with some very important projects on the horizon. There is still time to participate, although the deadlines are approaching soon for a couple of these initiatives. Take a look at the list below to see what we have going on right now and how you can be a part of it. 
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Athletic Training Lessons Learned As an Umpire

 08/12/2014 - 5:34pm  By: Anonymous 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC

I have three boys who love to play baseball.  As a parent who tries to be involved as much as possible in their individual pursuits, I am at times asked to do things tha are out of my comfort zone; umpiring a baseball game has been one of those things. However, serving in this role has helped me to see being an athletic training student in a new light.

Last fall I showed up to a baseball game a few minutes before it was to... view

Here are the NPI Contest Standings, Heading into the Homestretch

 08/08/2014 - 1:59pm  By: ToddC 

NATA’s “Are You Being Counted?” NPI contest launched over a month ago at the convention in Indianapolis. Back then we released a flyer with the contest details as well as a post on this blog with general NPI information. If you have not participated yet or did not know about the contest, there is... view







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