2017 Vermont School Concussion Management

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Introduction
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey, distributed by the Vermont Department of Health (Health Department) and the Brain Injury Association (BIA) of Vermont.

In 2013, the state of Vermont passed legislation (Act 68) requiring schools to develop a Concussion Management Action Plan; provide education about concussions to coaches, athletes, and parents; ensure a health care provider is present at athletic events in which student athletes participate in collision sports; and inform parents within 24 hours of a student athlete sustaining a concussion.

The purpose of this survey is to gather information from school administrators, athletic trainers, coaches, and nurses related to concussion policies, concussion management plans, and concussion-related data collection.  The Health Department and BIA are hoping to gain a better understanding of how Act 68 is being implemented, as well as how the Health Department may better help schools to collect and manage concussion-related data.  Your participation and feedback will increase knowledge around concussion in student athletes and help to keep children safe in Vermont.

All survey responses are confidential and individual responses will not be reported.  Information that might potentially identify individual athletes, schools, or school personnel will not be disclosed or released.  After the survey results are analyzed, a link to the final report will be posted on the Health Department website.

This survey will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

Questions regarding the survey may be directed to Tanya Wells (tanya.wells@vermont.gov) or Lauren Prinzing (lauren.prinzing@partner.vermont.gov).