Chicago Concussion Coalition

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“We certainly feel our student athletes in the Chicago Public Schools will be the beneficiaries of this great information that we’re giving our coaches.”
- Calvin Davis, Director of Sports Administration for Chicago Public Schools

Established in 2011, the Chicago Concussion Coalition (CCC) represents a network of 50 national athletic, health and social service organizations united under a common mission  to work in partnership with coalition members to provide student athletes in greater Chicago with the best resources available to protect them from sports related concussions and recurring injuries. The Coalition will accomplish this mission by integrating and synthesizing existing programs created by CCC members and designing an initiative that addresses the prevention, education, professional assessment, management and latest research findings on concussion related sports injuries.

Upcoming Events

“The support that [Nowinski] has gotten nationally and internationally- he’s letting folks know in an up-front way. This has always been there, but now, there’s an advocate making sure something is done- not from a ‘look what happened to these guys,’ but in a ‘let’s not let this happen again.’”
-Reggie Smith, President of the Chicago chapter of the NFLPA & former offensive lineman

DePaul University SLICE Chapter Concussion Symposium
Thursday, May 9
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cortelyou Commons, DePaul Lincoln Park Campus
2324 N. Fremont Street Chicago, IL
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“There was no culture there to say, ‘Are you OK?’ Getting your head hurt was something you could overcome.”
-Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins; Creative Director, Resistance Pro

Executive Team

Co-Chair– Christopher Nowinski, Sports Legacy Institute
Co-Chair– Dr. Leonard Messner, Illinois Eye Institute
Co-Chair– Rob Johnson, CBS Chicago


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  • Supporters

  • Access Community Health Network
  • Athans Motors
  • Chicago Neuropsychology Group
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • The Cooksey Group
  • Harold Washington Cultural Center
  • Hull Partners Ltd.
  • Law Offices of Michael V. Favia & Associates
  • Montefiore Press, Inc.
  • Peak Balance Centers of America
  • Premier Athletes
  • Resistance Pro
  • Romanucci & Blandin, LLC
  • Weissent Associates

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