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U.S. Ski & Snowboard to Provide Innovative Concussion Education Through Partnership with TeachAids

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
January, 21 2021
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U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced today a partnership with award-winning non-profit health education innovator TeachAids to provide members cutting-edge concussion education resources as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to athlete health and wellness. 

More than 2.5 million young people suffer concussions in the United States each year. With proper care, most concussions can heal within 10 days, but the overwhelming majority suffering from concussion symptoms are unaware of the latest science around prevention and treatment. TeachAids’ Crash Course Education initiative sets out to solve this problem with an innovative platform.

CrashCourse is a video-based interactive learning experience developed alongside a world-class team of academics, researchers, doctors, and athletes. CrashCourse utilizes virtual reality and other interactive online technologies, taking an individual through real-life scenarios, a Brain Fly-Through, a Concussion Story Wall, as well as a series of short films with respected athletes who raise awareness and thereby reduce stigma. 

“CrashCourse will not only enhance our ability as an organization to educate athletes and coaches, but thanks to TeachAids’ extensive network, it will also allow U.S. Ski & Snowboard to collaborate with some of the country’s top sports organizations,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Sport Education Gar Trayner.“ Between the groundbreaking technology and extensive network of teams, athletes, and medical professionals that TeachAids brings to the table, we look forward to improving our internal health education processes as well as creating greater concussion awareness within the ski and snowboard community.”

"It's been incredibly inspiring to work with the leadership at U.S. Ski & Snowboard,” said Dr. Piya Sorcar, founder and CEO of TeachAids. “They care deeply about identifying research-based and highly impactful methods to make sport safer. "

For more information on CrashCourse by TeachAids, its partners, and to view their free curricula, visit www.CrashCourse.TeachAids.org.

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About U.S. Ski & Snowboard

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2021, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success, and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org.

About CrashCourse by TeachAids
TeachAids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing numerous persistent problems in health education around the world, including HIV/AIDS, concussion, and COVID-19 education. CrashCourse is the second free health education program launched by TeachAids in collaboration with Stanford University, following the global success of its award-winning HIV/AIDS interactive software, which is used in 82 countries around the world. For more information on TeachAids visit TeachAids.org or follow us on Twitter @TeachAids, Facebook @TeachAids, YouTube at TeachAids, and Instagram at @teachaids.