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USOPC National Governing Bodies Unite to Launch CrashCourse Multi-Sport Concussion Education Series

July 14, 2020, 7:16 p.m. (ET)

Crash Course Brain Fly-Through

Seventeen national governing bodies join forces with award-winning nonprofit TeachAids to

release the first segment of the CrashCourse Multi-Sport Concussion Education Series ,

the Brain Fly-Through , exploring the complexities and fragility of the human brain.

Stanford, CA—July 14, 2020—Following on the success of CrashCourse Football, TeachAids  is beginning development of Multi-Sport Concussion Education. The first step is today’s  release of the CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through, 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.

“It’s exciting to see leadership across our USOPC national governing bodies working together  to embrace evidence-based education to make our sports safer,” says Dr. Michael Stuart,  Professor of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN and Chief  Medical and Safety Officer for USA Hockey. “With its 10-year history of developing 
world-class products, TeachAids has once again produced groundbreaking and compelling  content to further health education.”

Using state-of-the art technology from Stanford University’s Neurosurgical Simulation and  Virtual Reality Center, world mountain biking champion, Kate Courtney, takes the viewer on a  journey through the human brain. Using dramatic race footage coupled with her own personal  concussion experience, this fly-through emphasizes the importance of reporting one’s head  injury immediately.

“It was an honor to participate in this CrashCourse production. I’ve been waiting for the right  opportunity to share my personal experiences, with the hope of helping others,” said World  Mountain Biking Champion, Kate Courtney.

This educational software has been developed with many of the world’s leading researchers  and clinical experts in concussions and curriculum development. These groups worked closely  together to better understand and evaluate the common stigma that has grown in the public  perception of concussions, and helped create effective interactive content for athletes, parents  and coaches.  

“The CrashCourse team consists of leading advisors across the medical field working to take  the latest science and transform it into knowledge for our sports community,” says Dr. Josh  Bloom, Team Physician for the Carolina Hurricanes, USA Baseball and Sports Medicine  Physician with the Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic. “This product serves as an effective resource to understanding the complexities of the human brain and why promptly reporting  injuries is so important.”

The CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through will be distributed to 10,000+ schools across the United  States via a special partnership with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural  Education. It will also be used by dozens of CrashCourse partners including the Brain Injury  Association of America, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association and the Headway  Foundation. 
Available today, the CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through can be accessed online as a standard  video and in virtual reality. The next product in the Multi-Sport Concussion Education Suite will  be the Symptoms Story Wall, an interactive database which includes hundreds of personal  narratives from those impacted by this invisible injury.

Find more information about CrashCourse Brain Fly-Through.


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About TeachAids 
TeachAids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social venture that creates breakthrough software addressing  numerous persistent problems in health education around the world, including HIV/AIDS, concussion,  and COVID-19 education. CrashCourse is the second free health education program launched by  TeachAids in collaboration with Stanford University, following the global success of its award-winning  HIV/AIDS interactive software, which is used in 82 countries around the world. For more information on  TeachAids visit TeachAids.org or follow us on Twitter @TeachAids, Facebook @TeachAids, YouTube at  TeachAids, and Instagram at @teachaids. 

About USA Artistic Swimming 
The organization now known as USA Artistic Swimming was formerly named U.S. Synchronized  Swimming [USSS], also known as USA Synchro, was established as a nonprofit organization in 1979  and is the United States national governing body for the sport. It is recognized by the International  Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and FINA (Federation Internationale de  Natation Amateur) — the international governing federation. USAAS organizes, participates in, and  promotes a variety of competitive events each year. These events begin at the local level and continue in  the following categories: Age Group (12-19), Junior (15-18), Senior and Masters (20+). For more  information on USA Artistic Swimming visit teamusa.org/USA-Artistic-Swimming or follow us on Twitter  @ArtisticSwimUSA, Facebook @USAArtisticSwimming, YouTube at USA Artistic Swimming, and  Instagram at @usaartisticswimming.