Pac-12 launches student-athlete health initiative

The Pac-12 on Monday announced an initiative to help improve the health and safety of its more than 7,000 athletes.

Here's the full press release.

The elements of the initiative include  "Head Trauma Task Force" and "Football Contact Reduction." The Pac-12 will establish a task force to study head trauma and "find ways to limit damage and exposure to  student-athletes."

The football contact initiative will look to study and monitor contact at practice. A final policy will be released at the Pac-12 Football Media Day on July 26.

"Pac-12 institutions house the leading medical trainers, doctors, and scientists working to enhance student-athlete health and well-being,” Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in the release. “Our athletic departments and coaches have been very progressive in this area and are deeply committed to advancing these efforts. This initiative seizes on our opportunity to embrace, support and coordinate all these efforts and build a framework to advance them with new resources, expertise and funding.”


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