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What is the North Carolina Catastrophic Sports Injury & Illness Prevention Workgroup?

The North Carolina Catastrophic Sports Injury & Illness Prevention Workgroup was created to improve prevention and reporting of fatal and non-fatal injuries and illnesses among North Carolina youth sport participants ages 0-17.

 

What is the purpose of the workgroup?

The purpose of the workgroup is to increase awareness, coordination, and collaboration among youth sports stakeholders at various agencies and organizations in North Carolina. Focus areas include improving data collection and surveillance; identifying and promoting the implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies; enhancing emergency planning and preparedness; and developing related policies. To learn more about this workgroup see link to Phase 1 summary report below.

 

Who convened this group?

The National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research (https://nccsir.unc.edu/) & The Injury Prevention Research Center (https://iprc.unc.edu/) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partnership with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch (https://injuryfreenc.dph.ncdhhs.gov/).

 

What is this group working on?

There are three phases to this work: Phase I Assessment, Phase II Implementation Planning, and Phase III Implementation. Phase I was recently completed and work on Phase II is ongoing.

 

To learn more about this workgroup and a summary of Phase I Assessment see link below.

 

Catastrophic Sports Injury & Illness Prevention Workgroup Phase 1 Report