Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center Summit Concussion Services at Vanderbilt: State of the Art. Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS) at Vanderbilt: A Game Plan for Safety and Health in the Young Athlete . October 24, 2012. Sarah Haverstick , B.A.
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Concussion Services at Vanderbilt: State of the Art
October 24, 2012
Sarah Haverstick, B.A.
Safe Children Program Manager
Safe Kids Cumberland Valley
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Alex B. Diamond, D.O., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports (PIPYS)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville Sounds & Nashville Predators
Safety cannot be delegated, it is a shared responsibility of…
(Health & Safety)Safe Children Program at VCH
A Game Plan for Safety and Health in the Young Athlete
Social and Political Action
Guide and shape direction of center
Facilitate accomplishment of goals
Extend reach of impact and involvement throughout university, medical center and community
Participation at community events (ie. youth triathlon, Predators games, health fairs, etc.).
Booths with activities for children, education materials for parents.
Develop educational materials with sports safety message for placement in print, online and radio formats.
Develop comprehensive sports injury prevention website.
Develop seasonally appropriate content for press releases related to youth sports safety.
Most recent press release (sports safety clinic) picked up by the Associated Press ---- over 60 hits from across the country!