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Sacramento Valley Concussion Care Consortium Protects Student Athletes
Sacramento Valley Concussion Care Consortium Protects Student Athletes

Four Sacramento area hospitals and care providers have joined forces to protect student athletes.  This collaboration was announced today at an event at John F. Kennedy High School.

The Sacramento Valley Concussion Care Consortium, consisting of Kaiser Permanente, Mercy Neurological Institute, Sutter Health and UC Davis Health System and Wells Fargo's Student Insurance Divison, aims to improve identification and management of sports related concussions. 

Its goal is to provide student athletes with increased access to local medical professionals trained in this area.

The Play It Safe program works with health care providers, schools and families to promote awareness and education on concussion care management.  Partnering with teams and  coaches, the program mission is to protect the health and financial well-being of young athletes and their families.

Currently the Jesuit Junior Marauders and Granite Bay programs, and the Del Oro, C.K. McClatchy, and John F. Kennedy High Schools are participating in the Play It Safe program.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates between 1.6 and 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur nationwide each year.  The CDC says that ten percent of all college players and twenty percent of all high school players sustain concussions in any given season, with high school athletes three-times more likely to sustain a second concussion.

Source: Katie Ellis, Wells Fargo