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Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@delaware.gov

Date: September 20, 2013


WHAT: The Delaware Youth Concussion Summit, organized by the State Council for Persons with Disabilities Brain Injury Committee, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and the Brain Injury Association of Delaware, will release its action plan regarding the diagnosis, management and return to activity for the rising number of young people with concussions in sports and non-sports-related activities. Participants in the summit and work groups include leaders and experts in medicine, education, sports, advocacy, and state agencies. State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, a registered nurse and professor of nursing at the University of Delaware, and Department of Health and Social Services Secretary Rita Landgraf will join speakers at the press conference to discuss the plan and its importance in protecting the health of Delaware's young people.
WHEN: Noon - Wednesday, Sept. 25
WHERE: Brandywine High School
1400 Foulk Road, Wilmington
WHO: State Sen. Bethany Hall-Long
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Department of Health and Social Services
Dr. Jane Crowley, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Kyle Hodges, State Council for Persons with Disabilities
Superintendent Dr. Mark Holodick, Brandywine School District
Brandywine High School athlete
DETAILS: For more details on the Delaware Youth Concussion Summit's working groups, contact Kyle Hodges, State Council for Persons with Disabilities, at (302) 739-3620.

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