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  • Community Facing Athletic Trainer

    Post, Eric (Indiana State University, 2022-01)
    In an initial planning meeting with Marshall Mayor John Hasten, the mayor identified the potential need for an athletic trainer to serve as a community-facing health professional within the Marshall community in order to provide access to highquality injury prevention, evaluation, and care. The agreed-upon objectives for this project were to: ● Perform a needs assessment to determine the potential costs and resources necessary to provide a community-facing athletic trainer within the Marshall community. ● Share perspectives on how athletic trainers can provide services to serve the health needs in the Marshall community. ● Determine the best strategies for providing access to athletic trainers in the Marshall community. Students collaborated with Nora Swalls, Executive Director of the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce, and with Dr. Denise Pine-Mattas, local family medicine physician at Cork Medical, to perform the initial needs assessment before researching and developing the rest of this report.