The Illinois Sports Concussion Network at the Concussion Hub is the information hub for sports concussion in Illinois. It provides resources for good school based concussion management.
The purpose of the Illinois Sports Concussion Network is to be an information and resource hub for athletes, families and school personnel throughout the state of Illinois. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (2010) a comprehensive school based concussion “management is essential for reducing the risk of long-term symptoms and complications”. Comprehensive means involvement from families, school and medical professionals before and during a concussion. For this reason example school concussion management policies can be found on the policy development page.
The Illinois Sports Concussion Network was developed to be a link between state legislation, concussion research, concussion resources, health care providers and local communities. It is designed with the best interest of the student athlete in mind.
One of the goals of the Illinois Sports Concussion Network is to promote neurocognitive testing of all Illinois High School student athletes. See concussion testing page for more information.