|Title||Athletic Training and Public Health Summit.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Hoffman, M, Bovbjerg, V, Hannigan, K, Hootman, JM, Johnson, S, Kucera, KL, Norcross, MF|
|Journal||J Athl Train|
|Date Published||2016 Jul|
|Keywords||Athletic Injuries, Congresses as Topic, Humans, Intersectoral Collaboration, Public Health, Sports, Surveys and Questionnaires, Teaching|
OBJECTIVE: To introduce athletic trainers to the benefits of using a population-based approach to injury and illness prevention and to explore opportunities for partnering with public health professionals on these initiatives.
BACKGROUND: Athletic trainers play leading roles in individual injury and illness prevention but are less familiar with policy development, evaluation, and implementation from a population-level standpoint. The Athletic Training and Public Health Summit was convened to understand, explore, and develop the intersection of athletic training and public health.
CONCLUSIONS: To further the integration of athletic training within the public health arena, athletic trainers must expand their professional focus beyond the individual to the population level.
|Alternate Journal||J Athl Train|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC5317194|