Celebrating 2021 Year-End Updates
TeachAids collaborates with US Olympic & Paralympic National Sports Governing Bodies (23 and counting)
In a historic multi-sport partnership, TeachAids is collaborating with the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies to produce our capstone CrashCourse concussion education product. Together, our distribution will reach 100 million youth, parents, and coaches nationwide within five years.
CDC Integrates TeachAids Concussion Story Wall (teaser video)
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall was added to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website. This comprehensive mental health interactive database features 750 people sharing over 4,000 personal videos related to their concussion experiences. It is also used and featured by the Brain Injury Association of America, the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators and the National Council of Youth Sports.
TeachAids launches Institute for Brain Research and Innovation
This year, we launched the Institute for Brain Research and Innovation, which has already published three papers, including a Stanford-Harvard study showing that student athletes increased their intent to report concussions after using TeachAids CrashCourse education. Institute director Dr. Daniel Daneshvar received Harvard Medical School’s Dean’s Community Service Award for his leadership role with TeachAids.
Launch of children’s Covid education site
We released CoviDB 4 Kids, presenting age-appropriate Covid resources and learning materials for ages 3-12. Topics include daily challenges with peers, social distancing, hand washing, and use of face masks. We also added to our CoviDB Speaker Series, with the latest episode featuring award-winning film actress and social entrepreneur Amala Akkineni joined by Dr. S.V. Mahadevan, Stanford Professor of Emergency Medicine and one of the early architects of India’s medical emergency response system. During a time when vaccinations were especially scarce in India, they offered practical advice on Covid prevention. Other topics have included: Violence Against Women, Cybersecurity & Privacy and COVID-19 Facts and Myths.
Behind-the-scenes from TeachAids HIV education recording sessions
In commemoration of World AIDS Day, TeachAids shared behind-the-scenes videos of our Global Ambassadors: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shabana Azmi, Amitabh Bachchan, Kopil Bora, Anu Choudhury, Malaya Goswami, Shruti Haasan, Jazzelle Kebakile, Imran Khan, Scar Malthabaphiri, Suhasini Maniratnam, Thato Tref Maruping, Aruna Mohanty, Phurbu Namgyal, Prashanta Nanda, Akash Das Nayak, Navdeep Pallapollu, Anu Prabhakar, Vijay Raghavendra, Tsetan Dorji Sadutshang, Pranjal Saikia, Anushka Shetty, Siddharth, Sudeep, Suriya, Swati, Zerifa Wahid, Zeus.
Thanks to your support and generous donations over the years, all TeachAids products are available globally free of charge.
We are excited to forge ahead in the coming year, in our new offices in downtown Palo Alto, and continue producing the most impactful, research-based public health education.
Happy Holidays and our warmest wishes for the New Year!
The TeachAids Team