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STUDY POINTS TO HEALTH DISPARITIES AMONG FORMER NFL PLAYERS

At a glance:

In a study of former NFL players, Black, Hawaiian, and athletes from other racial backgrounds report worse physical, mental health outcomes than white players
The widest health gaps emerged between Black and white former NFL players
Black former players reported worse health outcomes in all five health categories, compared with their white peers
Presence of health disparities among former NLF players reflects the deep and pervasive nature of systemic inequities that persist even among elite athletes

Black Lives Matter: NFL, NASCAR respond

FACULTY Q&AThe Black Lives Matter protests against police brutality prompted the NFL to acknowledge it should have listened to players who wanted to peacefully protest and led to NASCAR’s ban of Confederate flags at its races.Ron Wade, clinical assistant professor of sport management at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and former director of marketing for the Detroit Tigers, discusses what these actions mean.

NATIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION RELEASES OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY RELATED TO SPORT SPECIALIZATION FOR ADOLESCENT AND YOUNG ATHLETES

I n anticipation of National Youth Sports Specialization Awareness Week (third full week in October) the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) released an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization.