Mississippi State Department of Health

Concussion in Youth Sports


The Mississippi Youth Concussion Law of 2014 requires that concussion education be made available for parents and other interested Mississippians.

Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness, but they still carry the potential for injury. Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.

For Parents, Coaches and the Public

The MSDH endorses the CDC's Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sport online course as a resource for educating Mississippi's coaches, parents, and athletes on the nature and risk of concussions in youth.

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For Health Professionals and Clinicians

The MSDH endorses the CDC's Heads Up to Clinicians online course as a resource for concussion training for Mississippi's medical providers.

Links referenced on this page
Start the Course    https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/
How Can I Recognize a Possible Concussion?    https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_symptoms.html
Concussion in Sports    https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/
Brain injury resources    https://www.msbraininjury.org/helpful-links
Start the Heads Up Course for Clinicians    https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/providers/

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