PITTSBURGH, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Student-athletes at community colleges across California will benefit from a recently established partnership between ImPACT Applications, Inc. and Student Insurance of California. The partnership enables member institutions of Student Insurance's Student/Athlete Insurance Network (S.A.I.N.) to distribute ImPACT® concussion baseline and post-injury testing for their student-athletes. Student Insurance insures the majority of community colleges in California. Through this partnership, nearly 100 California colleges will have access to specially priced, state-of-the-art baseline testing to cover their athletes.
In addition, athletic trainers employed by schools in S.A.I.N. and other eligible colleges will have the opportunity to attend training workshops in specially priced packages and earn Continuing Education Units and BOC-approved Evidence Based Practice credits. The training provides comprehensive academic training on sports concussion management and ImPACT. At the completion of training, athletic trainers will become credentialed ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainers (ITATs).
"We are excited to work with a company that has a broad reach across a large state like California," said Michael Wahlster, chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. "Our partnership with Student Insurance will go a long way in promoting concussion awareness, identification and treatment among college students."
Marie Martinelli, President of STUDENT INSURANCE, enthusiastically states, "For sixty-five years we have been the health and accident insurance industry leader to the athletes and students of K-12, Community Colleges, Technical Schools, Universities and beyond. The ImPACT/STUDENT INSURANCE partnership is a giant leap forward in our endeavors to continually provide programs and services that best assist, care and protect our population. We believe this partnership will bring us a step closer to the fulfillment of our motto: health, safety, prevention and care for all our athletes and students at all times."
Developed by clinical experts who pioneered the field, ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. Currently, more than 10,000 medical professionals have been trained by ImPACT on concussion management. ImPACT is in use by the large majority of teams in MLB, NHL, NFL and MLS. More than 7,400+ high schools, 1,000+ colleges and universities, 900+ clinical centers, 200+ professional teams, select military units, Cirque du Soleil, and many other organizations around the globe use ImPACT. ImPACT Applications, Inc., provides tools such as the ImPACT Concussion Management Model to address the need for an accurate, medically accepted assessment system as part of an overall concussion management protocol. ImPACT is constantly updating products, services and industry-leading training programs by integrating new technologies, input from experts and users, and ongoing research on concussion rehabilitation methods. For more information, visit www.impacttest.com
About Student Insurance
Since 1950 STUDENT INSURANCE has been an all-service company for all student insurance needs from K-12 to university, and beyond.
We have specialized in accident insurance for athletes and students, special risks and sports clubs, international students and study-abroad students. We also provide insurance for community colleges part-time faculty and their dependents. STUDENT INSURANCE shares sponsorships and partnerships with numerous K-12, community, junior and technical colleges. We also have the distinction of being the only authorized insurance provider for the Community College League of California (CCLC), the organization that represents all the community colleges in the State. In California alone, we insure most of the community colleges with a student population in excess of one-and-one-half million. We are also very proud of our professional relationship and corporate sponsorship with ACBO, CCCADA, ACCCA, ACHRO, CCBO, NAFSA, and CASBO. For more information, visit www.studentinsuranceusa.com.
SOURCE ImPACT Applications