Col. (Ret.) Dallas Hack, MD, Discusses How Concussions are Addressed in the Military
- How have TBIs been addressed in the military (past and present)?
- How has the military helped support research on TBIs?
- Is there a culture of TBI disclosure in the military?
- How should one deal with persisting symptoms?
- How does one “retrain” the brain?
Colonel (retired) Dallas Hack is a brain injury expert and is board certified in Preventive Medicine with multiple degrees and certifications including a Master of Public Health and a Master of Strategic Studies. Dr. Hack directed the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at the US Army Medical Research & Materiel Command from 2008 to 2014, where he coordinated over $2 billion in Trauma Research and Development funding (including traumatic brain injury) across all Department of Defense groups. The initiatives Dr. Hack developed have dramatically improved trauma care worldwide. He now serves as a Brain Health advisor to numerous organizations.
We are grateful for Dr. Hack and his hand in improving our StoryWall and CrashCourse concussion education initiatives.
About Concussion Story Wall: This product features an interactive database of more than 4000 videos of individual stories relating to how an injury occurred, the symptoms experienced, and personal insights from those who have been injured by a concussion. It is intended as a comprehensive mental health resource for the many who are impacted including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, and military veterans, among others. It also serves as a referral source for athletic trainers, rehab specialists and physicians. An additional highlight includes a panel of 14 of the world’s leading medical experts addressing specific aspects of concussions related to symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. All CrashCourse concussion education products are available at no cost.
The CrashCourse Concussion Story Wall is proudly presented by TeachAids, BIAA, and the National Council of Youth Sports (NCYS), in collaboration with the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) and 22 of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s National Governing Bodies (NGB). These NGBs include: 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, USA Karate, US Lacrosse, USA Rugby,US Ski & Snowboard, US Soccer, US Speedskating, USA Taekwondo, USA Team Handball, USA Triathlon, USA Waterski and Wake, and USA Wrestling.