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HEADS UP Partners

Many organizations have contributed to the reach and success of HEADS UP. Through their invaluable participation, HEADS UP materials have landed in the hands of parents, school and health care professionals, coaches, and athletes across the country.

Use of HEADS UP Materials

CDC HEADS UP is pleased to share these tools and resources and to collaborate with a wide range of partners. All materials developed by CDC for the HEADS UP initiative are available for public use and distribution free of charge. CDC encourages the public to help get CDC HEADS UP materials into schools, doctor offices, youth based sports programs, and homes nationwide. Please feel free to add your organizational logo or name to the HEADS UP customizable fact sheets and use the CDC HEADS UP materials in your programs or educational efforts.

Note that use of CDC HEADS UP materials by organizations external to CDC as part of their own program or educational efforts and/or reference to any commercial entity or product on this page should not be construed as an endorsement by CDC or the Government.

Partnership Opportunities

To discuss potential partnership opportunities on concussion education and outreach, please email us at

Together, we can help athletes stay active and healthy by knowing the facts about concussion, and when it is safe for athletes to return to school and play.

Partnership Spotlight

Over 500,000 people completed the National Federation of State High School Associations/CDC online training in 2015.

HEADS UP Partners

  • Amateur Athletic Union
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Association for Health Education
  • American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Camp Association
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American School Counselor Association
  • American School Health Association
  • American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • American Youth Soccer Organization
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Brain Injury Association of America
  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan
  • Brain Injury Association of Washington
  • Brain Trauma Foundation
  • CDC Foundation
  • Chicago Wolves
  • Children's National Medical Center
  • Children's Safety Network
  • Dave Duerson Athletic Safety Fund
  • Detroit Lions
  • Emergency Nurses Association
  • EMSC National Resource Center
  • Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Huskers - University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine
  • Institute for the Study of Youth Sports


  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Major League Soccer
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association
  • MomsTeam Youth Sports Safety Institute/Smart Teams
  • National Alliance for Youth Sports
  • National Assembly on School-Based Health Care
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials
  • National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Association of School Resource Officers
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
  • National Association of State School Nurse Consultants
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
  • National Center for Sports Safety
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education
  • National Council of Youth Sports
  • National Education Association
  • National Education Association Health Information Network
  • National Federation of State High School Associations
  • National Football League
  • NFL Players Association
  • National Interscholastic Athletic Association Administrators
  • National Program for Playground Safety
  • National Recreation and Park Association
  • National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment
  • National Safety Council
  • National School Boards Association
  • National Youth Sports Coaches Association
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Oakwood Hospital
  • Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
  • Pop Warner Little Scholars
  • President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Safe Kids Worldwide
  • Safe States Alliance
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Special Olympics International
  • Sports Legacy Institute
  • State and Territorial Injury Prevent Directors Association
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation
  • USA Baseball
  • USA Basketball
  • USA Cheer
  • USA Cycling
  • USA Diving
  • USA Football
  • USA Field Hockey
  • USA Gymnastics
  • USA Hockey
  • USA Roller Sports
  • USA Rugby
  • USA Skateboarding
  • USA Softball
  • USA Ultimate
  • USA Volleyball
  • US Lacrosse
  • US Pony Clubs
  • US Ski and Snowboard Association
  • US Soccer
  • US Youth Soccer
  • Wayne State University