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Beginning in July of 2016, Children’s Hospital Colorado will be the official hospital partner of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA). The announcement came today (May 25) from CHSAA Commissioner Paul Angelico and Assistant Commissioner Jenn Roberts-Uhlig.
“Children’s Hospital Colorado is one of the finest hospitals in the country, with sports medicine experts who are geared exclusively to growing athletes. We could not ask for a better partner to work with on health and injury prevention than Children’s Colorado,” Angelico said. “This is a huge step for protecting and educating our players and coaches.”
The partnership will include educational opportunities provided by Children’s Colorado experts to over 300 member schools in the CHSAA. Educational opportunities will highlight trending health issues that impact high school athletes such as concussion prevention and treatment, cardiac health, sports asthma programs, nutrition and hydration and all things sports medicine. Together, the CHSAA and Children’s Colorado will enhance sports safety for athletes and coaches.
“The overall missions for both CHSAA and Children's Hospital Colorado strongly align to provide the safest environment possible for our young Colorado athletes through the most up-to-date policies and research-driven best practices,” said Aaron Provance, MD, medical director of the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Colorado.