A new CDC report provides a snapshot on current research on concussion knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Based on the findings, the report, entitled “Concussion at Play: Opportunities to Reshape the Culture Around Concussion”, also includes potential strategies to help keep athletes safe.
What Can Be Done?
We need to build a culture in sports where athletes take steps to lower their chances of getting a concussion and recognize and report concussion symptoms so that they can seek care and take time to recover.
While research is ongoing, there are action steps that coaches, parents, health care providers, and school professionals can take now to help create a safe sport culture.
- Priority Target Areas
- Priority Risk and Protective Factors