By On July 10th, 2013

The CDC Foundation Releases New Concussion App and Website

Heads Up ScreenshotThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that more than 170,000 young athletes every year are taken to their local emergency department for a possible sports or recreation-related traumatic brain injury or concussion. Parents and coaches are the best way to prevent brain injury, but to do so they have to understand what these injuries are and what the symptoms look like.

To help inform the parents and coaches that form the best defense against concussions, the CDC Foundation, working with the CDC, has created the Heads Up to Parents app and website. They aim to offer useful tools for parents, coaches, and others working with young teens or children everywhere they go. That way, if a child suffers a brain injury on the field, the coach has the tools to help identify it in his pocket.

The website has numerous areas including:

The app is more focused on athletes and on-the-field advice, and as such it offers:

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