U.S. Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport

 

In 2017, the U.S. Olympic Committee’s sports medicine division formed the U.S. Coalition for the Prevention of Illness and Injury in Sport. Created in partnership with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute and University of Utah Health, the Coalition provides a vehicle for targeted research to protect and preserve athlete health.

Primary areas of research include:

  • Mental health in sport
  • Safe sport and the role of sports medicine providers
  • Sports-related concussions
  • Infectious diseases
  • Methods of evaluating elite athletes to preserve health and injury prevention

In January 2019, the Coalition was named one of 11 research entities worldwide to be recognized and funded by the International Olympic Committee as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network. As part of its four-year membership (2019-2022), the Coalition will collaborate with the 10 other organizations to establish long-term research programs on the prevention of injuries and illness for elite athletes.