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NATA Supports Formation of CDC Concussion Expert Panel


On Tuesday, September 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that the CDC will move forward with forming an expert panel to establish national guidelines for pediatric traumatic brain injury and concussion. 

NATA offers Tips for Public Safety Employees Working Safely in the Heat


DALLAS, August 14, 2011 – With summer temperatures soaring, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has prepared a list of important tips that public safety employees, including members of law enforcement, fire and rescue and emergency medical services can follow on the job to reduce the risk of exertional heat illness that may occur from activity in the heat of summer. Officers and firefighters are at the greatest risk of heat illness when participating in repetitive outdoor training exercises and repetitive calls for service.

NATA Member Speaks at Congressional Youth Sports Legislative Agenda Event


DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), was invited to speak at the 112th Congress Youth Sports Legislative Agenda entitled “F.A.N.S. for Youth Sports” in Washington, D.C.  The Congressional Caucus on Youth Sports has packaged a number of youth sports-related bills, all in support of Fitness, Access, Nutrition and Safety (F.A.N.S). This event took place during National Youth Sports week on Wednesday, July 27, in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Athletic Trainers and Congress Create ATEAM


DALLAS, August 2, 2011 – Today Rep. Edolphus “Ed” Towns (N.Y.-10) introduced the Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2011 (ATEAM) (HR 2785) into the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Act will ensure that Medicare beneficiaries have better access to quality health care provided by state licensed or certified athletic trainers.

As Preseason Practices are Underway, NATA Issues Guidelines for Back to School Sports Safety


DALLAS, July 29, 2011 –With August nearly here and preseason school sports practices underway, college and high school athletes are returning to the field, mat, gym or arena ready to tackle, kick or swing their way into fall sports activities.

NATA Inducts Nine into 2011 Hall of Fame


DALLAS, June 6, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct nine individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 62nd annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, June 21.The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their work in advancing the athletic training profession, including scholarly research, clinical advancements and strong leadership.

NATA Welcomes New Board Members


DALLAS, May 18, 2011 – During its 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, and D. Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s annual meeting will take place June 19 to 22 at the Ernest J. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Goldenberg succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Two Director Jim Thornton; McDonnell will replace outgoing District Five Director Terry Noonan.

NATA Continues to Encourage Passage of Youth Sports Safety Legislation


DALLAS, March 31, 2011 –It seems that every day we read, see or hear about another youth sports injury on the playing field: in 2011 alone, at least four young athletes have died; and in 2010, 50 deaths were reported.

Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport: A Call to Action to Ensure Best Practices are in Place in Secondary School Sports


NEW YORK CITY, March 26, 2015 – Nearly all deaths and serious injuries that have long-term complications can be avoided when proper steps are taken to prevent, recognize and treat the major medical conditions that a high school athlete may experience during practices and competitions.

NATA and Nata Research & Education Foundation Provide Financial Support and Medical Experts to Institute of Medicine Committee on Sports-Related Concussions in Youth


DALLAS, DECEMBER 10, 2012 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the NATA Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of the Consensus Study of Sports-related Concussions in Youth, which is being conducted by the Institute of Medicine. The 15-member IOM Committee on Sports-Related Concussion in Youth was recently formed to study concussions in youth, from elementary school through young adulthood, including military personnel and their dependents. The final statement is expected to be issued in December 2013.

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