California Community College Athletic Departments to Benefit from ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing Offered by Student Insurance
July 6, 2015
Student-athletes at community colleges across California will benefit from a recently established partnership between ImPACT Applications, Inc. and Student Insurance of California. The partnership enables member institutions of Student Insurance's Student/Athlete Insurance Network (S.A.I.N.) to distribute ImPACT® concussion baseline and post-injury testing for their student-athletes. Student Insurance insures the majority of community colleges in California. Through this partnership, nearly 100 California colleges will have access to specially priced, state-of-the-art baseline testing to cover their athletes.
In addition, athletic trainers employed by schools in S.A.I.N. and other eligible colleges will have the opportunity to attend training workshops in specially priced packages and earn Continuing Education Units and BOC-approved Evidence Based Practice credits. The training provides comprehensive academic training on sports concussion management and ImPACT. At the completion of training, athletic trainers will become credentialed ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainers (ITATs).
"We are excited to work with a company that has a broad reach across a large state like California," said Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. "Our partnership with Student Insurance will go a long way in promoting concussion awareness, identification and treatment among college students."
Marie Martinelli, President of Student Insurance, enthusiastically states, "For sixty-five years we have been the health and accident insurance industry leader to the athletes and students of K-12, Community Colleges, Technical Schools, Universities and beyond. The ImPACT/Student Insurance partnership is a giant leap forward in our endeavors to continually provide programs and services that best assist, care and protect our population. We believe this partnership will bring us a step closer to the fulfillment of our motto: health, safety, prevention and care for all our athletes and students at all times."
About Student Insurance
Since 1950 STUDENT INSURANCE has been an all-service company for all student insurance needs from K-12 to university, and beyond. We have specialized in accident insurance for athletes and students, special risks and sports clubs, international students and study-abroad students. We also provide insurance for community colleges part-time faculty and their dependents. STUDENT INSURANCE shares sponsorships and partnerships with numerous K-12, community, junior and technical colleges. We also have the distinction of being the only authorized insurance provider for the Community College League of California (CCLC), the organization that represents all of the community colleges in the State. In California alone, we insure most of the community colleges with a student population in excess of one-and-one-half million. We are also very proud of our professional relationship and corporate sponsorship with ACBO, CCCADA, ACCCA, ACHRO, CCBO, NAFSA and CASBO. For more information, visit www.studentinsuranceusa.com.
ImPACT Applications, Inc. is the maker of ImPACT® (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test), the most widely-used and most scientifically-validated computerized concussion management tool available and the newly-launched ImPACT Pediatric, both the first of their kind to earn FDA clearance. More than 7,400 high schools, 1,000 colleges and universities, 900 clinical centers, 475 Credentialed ImPACT Consultants, 200 professional teams, and select military units choose ImPACT to assist in the management of concussion. Since 2006, ImPACT has been administered more than 12 million times.
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