The NATA has shared numerous resources including: press releases, logos, PR toolkits, and sample media kits for athletic trainers to use. These are valuable resources so we don’t have to work independently to promote our profession. The NATA is a valuable resource to us as Athletic Trainers, as said earlier by Ashley Crossway in her blog about what our NATA dues do for us.
Take a look at these NATM resources:
NATA Website for NATM
I hope after seeing what the NATA has done it may spark a creative idea for you to do. The NATA promotes numerous worthy items to get involved in but they also suggest being creative. With this years motto “We Prepare, You Perform” they want our message to include these key points:
- Athletic Trainers save Lives
- Not all athletes wear jerseys
- AT is the health care system for athletes and others
- ATs take responsibility and lower risk
So what do you plan to do during NATM? Will you hang-up your NATM poster in the athletic training room? Will you get your school to announce your presence at athletic events? Will you write your congressmen to back the new legislative bills proposed?
What ever you do, do something. Be creative and promote the profession that we all keep others safe and healthy.
Is your NATM plan good? Share what you do on social media and with the NATA and you may just win one of their contests.
Enter the NATM PR Contest, the Social Media Contest, or the Poster Contest
At Indiana State University we have been working on many fronts to promote Athletic Training, especially during NATM. For example, the graduate athletic training class is working on campaign to gain support from athletic trainers, parents, and administrators to promote the SAFE PLAY Act. We are also working as a class to promote the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act and to various media outlets to promote athletic training. Please maintain to read our blog and follow us on twitter @isuathltraining to keep updated as we release materials.
Our undergraduate athletic training student association (ATSA) has written the mayor of Terre Haute and gotten the city of Terre Haute to proclaim March as Athletic Training Month.
Thanks you for reading and all that you do to promote our profession! Lets work together to make a difference this March!
#AT4AT #AT4ALL #TogetherWeCanDoBetter
Jerrod Harrison LAT, ATC