Omaha Mayor Recognized March as National Athletic Training Month
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Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert recognized March as National Athletic Training Month with a signed proclamation on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The proclamation was delivered to the Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer’s headquarters located at 1415 Harney Street, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68102. The BOC Board of Directors are pictured above holding the proclamation.
This proclamation honors Athletic Trainers (ATs) for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active. The proclamation submitted by Stothert noted, “Athletic trainers have a long history of providing quality health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity based on specific tasks, knowledge, and skills acquired through their nationally regulated education process.”
ATs are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.
The theme for National Athletic Training Month is: Compassionate Care for All. (#NATM2018). Several activities are organized nationally to increase the awareness of the athletic training healthcare profession in celebrating National Athletic Training Month.
|District 8 Director for
NATA Carolyn Peters is pictured with the proclamation.||Eric Sauers, who
is a member of Commission Leadership for CAATE, is pictured with the proclamation.|