President Obama Announces NATA/NFL/PFATS Collaboration

On May 29th, a representative from NATA attended the first-ever White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, designed in part to raise awareness of steps to prevent, identify and respond to concussions in young people.

NATA, in conjunction with the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS), will support a national initiative to place athletic trainers in underserved high schools in NFL markets during the 2014 football season. ┬áThe National Football League Foundation and NFL teams will provide $1 million, with NATA adding another $125,000, to improve the health and welfare of those student athletes.

While your NATA staff continues to work diligently with the NFL on the details of the collaboration, we are thrilled that President Obama incorporated this initiative into his remarks during the Healthy Kids and Concussion Summit.

Read more about this exciting development, which includes additional press releases and relevant news stories by accessing the NATA Now blog here.

More information can be found here:

Time Magazine Article on Youth Concussion Summit

White House Fact Sheet on Youth Sport Concussions