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By Kim Diggs After a two-year stint, the Back to Sports Grant Program has come to a close. Held in partnership with the National Football League and American Heart Association (AHA), the mini-grant program awarded 188 NATA members with a grant to be...
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UPDATE: The Senate passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Oct. 3. The bill will now go to the President for signature. UPDATE: The House of Representatives approved language changes made by the Senate and passed the Sports Medicine...
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By Kim Diggs Every day, Cari Wood, ATC, athletic trainer for Redmond High School, in Redmond, Oregon, and former NATA District Ten director, wades through hallways brimming with chatting students and smiling faces. On Dec. 14, 2017, RHS lost one of...
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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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...