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Northern CA Group Aims to Educate Young Athletes on Dangers of Head Injuries

By Kelly Balamuth on September 24, 2012

Sports-related concussions have been increasingly linked to severe long-term health effects, and the Northern California branch of the California Concussion Coalition seeks to educate student athletes, coaches, and parents about the dangers of this type of head injury. As reported by the Fremont Patch, the new group, supported by former San Francisco 49er player Ben Lynch, recently held its first Bay Area meeting in Oakland and has plans to hold educational events at colleges and a symposium in the fall to help keep young athletes safe.

In hopes of changing the next generation of athletes, a doctor with the Mount Diablo Memory Center in Walnut Creek and a UC Berkeley physician are aiming to change the culture surrounding concussions by planning to make sure area communities receive the most current information and education about this traumatic injury. The UC Berkeley doctor feels that as legislation may be falling short in concussion education, educating people is of chief importance.

She adds that following the passing of Assembly Bill 25 in California in 2011, a bill that requires students to be cleared by a medical professional after sustaining a concussion, that the need for concussion education and awareness is more vital than ever. The Concussion Coalition operates in association with the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit group whose goal is to make concussion awareness and education the responsibility of the entire community, as well as parents, athletes, and coaches.

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