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Campaigns and initiatives

Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports
The "Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports" initiative provides tools and information for high school coaches, athletic directors, athletic trainers, parents, and athletes with the goal of raising awareness and improving prevention, recognition, and response to concussion.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
CDC "Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" focuses on improving prevention, recognition, and response to concussion among young athletes participating in organized and unorganized youth sports and recreation activities.

Heads Up to Schools: Know Your Concussion ABC’s
CDC’s "Heads Up to Schools" initiative provides school nurses, parents, and counselors, teachers and other school professionals (K-12) with information on how to help prevent, recognize and respond to concussion.

Heads Up to Clinicians:
The "Heads Up to Clinicians" initiative focuses providing information, as well as diagnosis and management tools, for health care professionals working in the acute care and primary care settings to help improve a patient’s health outcomes following a mild TBI. In addition,the initiative includes educational materials for patients, clinical diagnosis and management guidelines, and online tools and training.

Order free educational materials

Order Form for Sports
Order Form for Health Care Providers
For Bulk Orders, contact CDC-INFO

Online trainings

"Heads Up" online training for Youth Sports coaches
CDC/USA Football concussion awareness video (part of the USA Football,  football fundamentals training for coaches)
CDC/National Federation of State High School Association training for High School coaches

Videos and PSAs

Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game Movie Link (2:00 minutes)
Read more about Tracy’s Story PDF Download [PDF 187KB]
Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game…A Mother’s Story Movie Link (2:00 minutes)
Brandon’s Story (News segment from PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer, which originally aired on January 26th, 2000.)

Sports-specific materials

(created by CDC in collaboration with National Governing Bodies for Sports)
USA Football
US Lacrosse
USA Volleyball
USA Hockey
US Soccer
USA Baseball
USA Softball
USA Rugby
USA Field Hockey
USA Cheer

CDC/NFL educational resources

NFL PSA on Concussion Safety Movie Link External Web Site Icon
Poster for NFL Players
Poster for Young Athletes
Fact Sheet for Young Athletes
Video on Protecting Young Athletes with the NFL CommissionerExternal Web Site Icon

CDC/NCAA educational resources

Video for student-athletes Movie Link External Web Site Icon

Poster for every NCAA sport:
Men’s sports External Web Site Icon
Women’s sports External Web Site Icon
Fact sheet for coaches PDF Download External Web Site Icon
Fact sheet for student-athletes PDF Download External Web Site Icon
Public service announcement (PSA) that will air at NCAA tournament sites External Web Site Icon
Sample concussion management plans for team medical staff External Web Site Icon

Radio PSAs

Coach and Team Audio Link (:30 seconds)
Mom and Daughter Audio Link (:30 seconds)
Teens Audio Link (:30 seconds)
Announcers Audio Link (:30 seconds)

Health eCards

Heads Up!
Prevent Concussions
Prevent Head Injuries
Sports Safety
Students Play Safe
Youth Sports Safety


CDC Kidtastics: Bump on the Head Audio Link (2:49 min minutes)
Heads Up! Play It Safe When It Comes to Concussions! Audio Link(6:49 minutes)
Heads Up! Audio Link(0:59 minutes); in Spanish Audio Link(1:27 minutes)
Heads Up! Concussion Information for Physicians Audio Link(6:43 minutes)
Know the Facts: Understand Concussion Audio Link(1:11 minutes)
What You Need to Know About ConcussionAudio Link (2:24 minutes)
Taking Care After A ConcussionAudio Link (1:27 minutes)
Talking to Your Patients: A Clinician’s Guide to Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Audio Link(2:36 minutes)

Promotional materials

"Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports" flyer PDF Download [PDF 104KB]
Web Button
Web Banner
Slideshow PDF Download [PDF 775KB]
Ordering Card PDF Download [PDF 185KB]
LogoPDF Download [PDF 50KB]
Banner 1 External Web Site Icon, Banner 2 External Web Site Icon, Banner 3 External Web Site Icon  (Flash Web Banners)

General Infomation + Social Media

For more information, check out CDC Concussion Homepages
General information on concussion
General information on concussion in Sports

Connect through Facebook and Twitter
Heads Up to Brain Injury Awareness Facebook page
@cdcheadsup Twitter page
Concussion in Sports Twitter Live Chat, #cdcheadsup


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