HEADCHECK Health provides CrashCourse to more than 150,000 learners
TeachAids continues to secure major partnerships to help distribute CrashCourse, our scientifically backed concussion education program, not only in the United States, but around the world. We are proud to highlight the efforts of HEADCHECK Health, as one of these key collaborators who are educating their communities on concussion health and are getting TeachAids content in the hands of learners around the world.
HEADCHECK Health is used by over 3500 sports organizations to help prevent mismanaged concussions for thousands of athletes and the team has been sharing CrashCourse content through dozens of its partners in Canada and the United States since 2020. In 2023, they’ve launched first-of-its-kind partnerships with New Jersey Youth Soccer, Kentucky Youth Soccer, and Cal South Soccer which will make CrashCourse content available to 150,000 more learners.
These newfound affiliations are already yielding results among staff, players, and parents. Just recently, a young athlete with the British Columbia Hockey League watched the CrashCourse videos, and learned to recognize and mitigate his own concussion: “One of [the] players got hit into the boards and suffered a concussion. He later told [the coach] he normally would have tried to shake it off or convince [the coach] to let him go back in the game, but after watching the [CrashCourse] he didn’t want to ‘mess around with his head.”
Concussions can cause long-lasting cognitive, emotional, and physical issues when not treated properly. CrashCourse helps young players like this to not only understand how to identify concussions, but also the care for and manage the consequences of sustaining one. New Jersey Youth Soccer, Kentucky Youth Soccer, and Cal South Soccer also join recent statewide efforts in Arkansas and North Carolina to improve concussion education using CrashCourse products. Arkansas is the first state in the country to make CrashCourse’s VR-based concussion education available to every public junior high and high school, and North Carolina is now the first state to require parents and athletes in all sports to use CrashCourse. CrashCourse is openly licensed under Creative Commons, allowing the content to to be distributed through a variety of global channels. Partnerships like these represent a meaningful step forward in educating and protecting children and communities globally.