Educational Resources

Educational Resources for Patients, Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Healthcare Professionals

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has created a wide variety of educational resources on concussion and brain injury for patients, young and adult athletes, parents, high school sports coaches, and healthcare professionals.  Following are links to these informational resources, including fact sheets, brochures, videos, podcasts, and free online courses:

 

Watch Videos on Concussion  Safety

 

“What is a Concussion?” (30 seconds)

“Brandon’s Story” (11:38 minutes)

 

 

NFL Public Safety Announcement on Concussion Safety (30 seconds)

“Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game” (2 minutes)

“Keeping Quiet Can Keep You Out of the Game: a Mother’s Story” (2 minutes)

 

Listen to Podcasts on Concussion Safety

“Heads Up: Play it Safe When it Comes to Concussions”(6:49 minutes)

“Heads Up: Concussion Information (in Spanish) (1:27 minutes)

“A Bump on the Head,” CDC Kidstatics Radio Podcast (2:49 minutes)

 

Free Online Courses and Toolkits

 

The CDC has created a free online course for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, and athletes that provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to concussions.

 

The CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports Tool Kit as part of its initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports.

 

 

The CDC in partnership with leading experts and organizations has developed the Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports Tool Kit as part of its initiative to help athletic coaches and trainers properly identify and respond to concussions.

 

 

Because concussions do not only happen to athletes on the playing field, the CDC in partnership with leading medical, educational, school-professional, and school-health organizations has developed the Heads Up To Schools: Know Your Concussion ABCs Tool Kit for professionals working with grades K through 12 to help identify and respond to concussions in school settings.

 

Fact Sheets, Brochures, and Links