Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back to School with Youth Concussion Infographics

symptoms-concussionEver heard the adage a picture is worth a 1,000 words? The physician-researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s “Minds Matter” program certainly think so, as they developed an innovative series of infographics to help prevent and treat youth concussions.
Just in time for back-to-school and fall sports, they released a series of six infographics that aims to educate players, parents, nurses and coaches about concussion symptoms and treatments, so they can keep their heads in the game. These materials offer the most up-to-date tips for detection and treatment of youth concussions. All six of the infographics and more information about concussions can be found at:

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) takes youth concussions very seriously. Beginning in 2011, an interdisciplinary team of concussion experts from across CHOP joined forces to develop a comprehensive network-wide pediatric concussion management program to streamline and standardize concussion diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care. The program is called “Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Management.”

The Minds Matter team reviewed current practices across CHOP and the scientific literature on best practice for diagnosis and management of pediatric concussion and developed a new model of care. To make sure each child receives prompt diagnosis and early treatment, CHOP supports its primary care network providers with concussion-specific training, tools for clinical diagnosis and management, as well as patient-family education resources like their website and infographics.

High School Assembly Recognizes Winners of Brock MVP Safety Contest

When the students at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in Atlanta entered their high school assembly today, they had more on the roster to talk about than pep rallies and new regulations. Student-athlete safety was the primary topic of discussion as their school honored classmate Brendan Rosenberg and Jacob Schlanger (of nearby North Springs High School) for winning Brock’s Safety MVP Contest.


Athletic Director Ruth Donohue, contest winners Brendan Rosenberg and Jacob Schlanger, Brock spokesperson Shira Miller and Coach Ryan Lizvey, who also appeared in the video.

(l to r) Athletic Director Ruth Donohue, contest winners Brendan Rosenberg and Jacob Schlanger, Brock spokesperson Shira Miller and Coach Ryan Lizvey, who also appeared in the video.

As reported earlier this summer, the national contest asked student participants to showcase why safety is as important as winning to their school sports team. Brendan and Jacob took top honors for their humorous “Sports Center” video collaboration on the topic, winning the competition’s grand prize of $5,000 for the sports program at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.

During the assembly, Athletic Director Ruth Donohue praised the video, which included appearances by football team members and Coach Ryan Lizvey, who shared safety tips.  Brock spokesperson Shira Miller talked about the company’s commitment to helping prevent youth concussions and other injuries from the ground up. Then Brendan and Jacob took the stage, receiving a long round of applause from their peers.

The school elected to use the prize money for a more permanent fixture in the form of a new field goal post. You can check out the winning video here.

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Safety Contest
Holy Innocents’ Episcopalian School in Atlanta, Georgia Won $5,000 Worth of Sports Equipment in the Brock Safety MVP National Contest!
When the game clock hits zero and the final buzzer sounds, all that’s left are the stats. But win or lose, each team names one most valuable player for the game. What if safety was named the MVP in every game? What if safety was as important to each player as winning?

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