Promoting and inhibiting factors in implementing state youth sports concussion laws: Results of a survey of state implementers
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
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Public health or related public policy
Describe the legal/policy landscape related to state youth sports concussion laws and the rapid pace of enactment since 2009. Discuss possible reasons for rapid enactment and implications for future public health policymaking. Identify challenges or inhibiting factors related to implementation of state sports concussion laws reported in interviews with officials charged with implementation. Identify promoting factors, best practices, and strategies for overcoming challenges to implementing youth concussion laws. Discuss next steps in evaluating effectiveness of youth sports concussion laws.
Keyword(s): Injury Prevention, Law
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law's Eastern Region and a public health lawyer with 13 years of experience conducting legal, legislative, and policy research on a variety of public health topics, including injury prevention policy issues such as graduated drivers licensing, safe routes to school laws, and youth sports concussion laws.
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