Helmet Replacement and Education Partnership Launches

Applications for helmet replacement program due May 30


 
 

CDC | | Wednesday, May 23, 2012


CDC’s Heads Up program joined with multiple sports entities and equipment manufacturers (see list below) to launch a youth football safety and helmet replacement program for youth in underserved communities. The effort, initiated by CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum, is expected to educate thousands of youth football coaches on vital health and safety issues, including concussion, and provide nearly 13,000 new helmets to youth football players in low-income communities beginning in July 2012.

To help get concussion information into the hands of coaches, CDC’s Heads Up concussion resources on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to a suspected concussion are incorporated throughout the program.

In its first year, the helmet replacement and education program is being piloted in four markets: the California Bay Area, Gulf Coast region, Northern Ohio, and the tri-state region around New York City.

Learn More
• Helmet Replacement Program
• CDC Heads Up Educational Materials

Partners:
NFL, NFL Players Association, USA Football, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association (NAERA), NCAA, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), Rawlings, Riddell, Schutt, and Xenith is supported by U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission.




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Related Topics: Company & People News, concussion, cdc heads up, NFL, NFL Players Association, USA Football, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association (NAERA), NCAA, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE), Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), Rawlings, Riddell, Schutt, and Xenith is supported by U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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