HeadCheck Health and TeachAids has launched a partnership to offer the interactive CrashCourse: Concussion Education platform online through all HeadCheck products. The Alberta Female Hockey League, a HeadCheck Health customer, will be fully interacting with CrashCourse through the platform, according to an announcement.

The relationship between the Alberta Female Hockey League and HeadCheck means parents, coaches, and athletes can interact with the CrashCourse content virtually through the HeadCheck platform, at no additional cost. The result is a system that connects all aspects of concussion education, reporting, and management.

Developed alongside leading medical, education, engineering, and science researchers and with input from coaches and student athletes, CrashCourse offers a unique educational experience that helps correct common myths and misconceptions to help better recognize and address symptoms of a concussion.

A 2019 Journal of Pediatrics study found that in sex comparable sports, concussion rates were higher in girls than boys, and girls had a larger proportion of recurrent concussions.

The CrashCourse base curriculum is offered in both HD and Virtual Reality and includes a short interactive film. Most recently, TeachAids launched the Brain Fly-Through product as part of the CrashCourse suite in collaboration with USA Archery, USA Artistic Swimming, USA Baseball, USA Bobsled & Skeleton, USA Cycling, USA Diving, USA Fencing, USA Field Hockey, USA Football, USA Gymnastics, USA Hockey, US Lacrosse, US Ski & Snowboard, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Triathlon and USA Wrestling. 

“At a time when online education is exceedingly important, it’s inspiring to see two great organizations joining together to educate athletes throughout Canada.”

— Piya Sorcar, CEO of TeachAids

HeadCheck’s app and web products are used by sports organizations to execute concussion protocols, mitigate risk, and support athlete recovery. HeadCheck works closely with major sports leagues, medical professionals, and youth sports leaders to develop products that are grounded in research and easy to use in real-life situations. The integration of CrashCourse into HeadCheck will allow both organizations to work together to change the culture of concussion safety in sport, the release continues.

“Education is integral to improving concussion safety and reporting. We’re very excited to integrate CrashCourse by TeachAids to provide education that connects with a younger generation.”

— Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health

“Recognizing the increased risk of concussion in female athletes, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to elevate player education and safety. Integrating CrashCourse: Concussion Education into HeadCheck will help us provide a higher level of education.” 

— Kendall Newell, Manager of Female Hockey

[Source: Kafka Media Group]

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