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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention introduces their Heads Up app to help parents and others learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of a concussion. The app also explains what to do if they think their child or teen has a concussion or other serious brain injury. Information on selecting the right helmet for an activity and other helmet safety information are also accessible on the app.
The Heads Up to Parents website was developed through a grant to the CDC Foundation from the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment in support of the Heads Up program.
Heads Up is a series of educational initiatives, developed by CDC, that all have a common goal: to help protect people of all ages, especially children and teens, from concussions and other serious brain injuries.
Initially, Heads Up materials addressed health care professionals and their important role in diagnosing and managing concussions. More recent Heads Up initiatives focus on sports programs and schools as key places to share messages that will help improve brain injury prevention, recognition, and response among children and teens.
Learn more here: http://www.headsupparents.org/