Day of Observance highlights important health concern

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 14, 2023  State Rep. Carol Glanville (D-Walker) took a significant step towards prioritizing the health and safety of our community’s athletes and individuals by passing House Resolution 134 to establish Concussion Awareness Day in Michigan. This resolution to establish Sept. 15, 2023 as Concussion Awareness Day in Michigan aims to raise awareness about the risks associated with concussions, promote education on prevention and highlight the importance of early detection and proper management.

“The health and safety of our community members, especially our young athletes, are of the utmost importance,” said Glanville. “By designating a specific day for concussion awareness, we hope to underscore the significance of early recognition and prevention measures that can reduce incidents, and mitigate the impacts of concussions.”

The resolution for Concussion Awareness Day has already garnered support from local healthcare providers, educators and advocacy groups. 

“A large part of the work done by the University of Michigan Concussion Center is creating concussion awareness and the support of Rep. Glanville and Governor Whitmer’s offices will go a long way in reaching all Michiganders,” said Dr. Steven Broglio, Director of the Michigan Concussion Center at the University of Michigan.