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Connecticut is struggling to implement anti-concussion measures

Though the Centers for Disease Control maintain that concussions are a significant public health problem, Connecticut —once a pioneer in concussion legislation— struggles to implement basic safety measures. While other states laws mandate athletic trainers for contact sport events, limit contact practices, and penalize officials who fail to follow concussion protocols, it is difficult in Connecticut to implement basic policies to educate coaches, parents and athletes on concussion safety.