PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tualatin Valley Youth Football League (TVYFL) is committed to ensuring all athletes are provided the highest standard of care for suspected concussions, or any injury for that matter. This fall all TVYFL associations are utilizing the InjureFree care coordination platform, to communicate and document all injuries, including suspected concussions. The decision to aggregate injury data from within the TVYFL was made by the league administration in a proactive effort towards improved concussion management.
TVYFL Commissioner, Robert Merwin, had this to say, "We have made some attempts at injury reporting in the past, but they were all manual. The reports we received made it hard to collect information and analyze the data. We needed a tool that would allow every team to report all serious injuries, that was user friendly, and that provided us the oversight to insure reporting was getting done. We also needed the ability to easily sort and analyze data, so that recommendations could be made to improve the safety of our players. InjureFree offers all of the above and we are very excited about getting real data on player injuries. We plan to show our parents the results of the player safety improvements we have implemented, and will continue to implement, based on the information we gather from this tool."
By providing a web-based platform which documents injuries and improves communication between all caregivers, InjureFree contributes significantly to the league's injury reporting and management needs. Coaches and volunteers complete injury reports on their smart phone, where the information is accessible by the league administration and parents of the injured child in real-time.
InjureFree CEO Charlie Wund commented, "The proactive approach by the TVYFL to aggregate data provides a template for other youth organizations concerned with safety. They have established a valuable source of information to guide them as they work to improve playing conditions for their athletes. We commend their actions and look forward to supporting their efforts into the future."
The TVYFL is one of the first youth organizations in Oregon to implement InjureFree's innovative platform as part of their updated injury management protocol. As the league continues to document injuries from initial incident through complete recovery, they'll tap into InjureFree's ability to aggregate injury trends and identify areas for improvement.
Charlie Wund, InjureFree, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-591-2747 x801
Bob Merwin, Commissioner Tualatin Valley Youth Football League, TVYFL2014@gmail.com, 503-710-1623
InjureFree is a web-based injury documentation and education platform for schools and youth sports organizations. InjureFree provides an all-in-one solution that keeps organizations in compliance with state laws, reduces paperwork, and provides a communication platform during recovery, including return to play documentation. InjureFree is a product of the Agency for Student Health Research. After a four-year development project, the HIPAA and FERPA compliant software and mobile platform is now collecting injury reports across the world. Visit InjureFree.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or email us at email@example.com for more information on how InjureFree can help your community.
The Tualatin Valley football league is a tackle based football program for 3rd through 8th grade youth in the Tualatin Valley and Portland metropolitan area in Oregon. With 42 football associations, the program now boasts over 5,000 players and 1,000+ volunteer coaches.
The TVYFL is a non-profit football club, whose goal is to provide safe and enjoyable athletic competition. Good sportsmanship, fun developing student athletes and individual growth are our main goals.
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SOURCE Agency for Student Health Research