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Webinar Description: In the August/September edition of NATA News , President Lindley discussed the importance of establishing a clear and concise elevator speech. Last week, the NATA Public Relations Committee introduced a few tips you can use to...
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The Senate passed the S.808 Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017, introduced by Senator John Thune [R-SD] and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), which provides legal protections for sports medicine professionals, such as athletic trainers, when...
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NATA provides resources for athletic trainers working with permanently sidelined athletes through a relationship with Sidelined USA . Sidelined USA is a a nonprofit organization that supports athletes who have been permanently sidelined due to...
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Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act as part of a larger Health Savings Account bill package (H.R. 6199) by a vote of 277 to 142. The bill now awaits Senate action. The PHIT Act...
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When NATA Hall of Famer Lindsy McLean, AT Ret., was asked to be the keynote speaker of this year’s NATA Political Action Committee Breakfast, held June 27, he had to think about it. He made his mind up, however, when his latest NATA membership card...
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UPDATE (June 26): S.808 passed the committee vote without objection! The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) has a hearing scheduled to consider S. 808, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act, at 1:30 p.m. CT Tuesday...
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On Nov. 1 the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released its final report with recommendations to the President and Congress on actions to address the opioid epidemic. The Commission’s final report reflects...
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In September, the NATA Board of Directors approved the creation of the new LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee, which will advocate for LGBTQ+ athletic trainers and patients through research, education and community support. The idea for the committee came...
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The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (S. 808), has just been re-introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). The house version of the bill, H.R. 302, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 9...
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Last weekend NATA staff conducted interviews with current and former Seattle Mariners players Ken Griffey Jr., Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Steve Cishek and Hisashi Iwakuma. During the interviews, players discussed the important role...