Georgia Concussion Coalition
To minimize risk for sports related concussion in children and youth participating in organized athletic events in the state of Georgia.
The Georgia Concussion Coalition (GCC) is a diverse group of individuals and organizations that are
working together to improve the safety of youth and children’s athletics, specifically related to sports
concussion. The primary function of the group is to advocate for strong injury prevention programs
and provide education on the recognition, diagnosis, and management of sports induced brain injuries.
The GCC is comprised of numerous stakeholders, including physicians, athletic trainers, researchers,
educators, nurses, parents, caregivers, coaches, and athletic and non-athletic organizations. Dr.Julie
Haarbauer---Krupa originally founded the group in November 2011 as part of the Children and Youth
Committee of the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission. In 2011, the group expanded in
scope and formed the GCC, an independent entity focused on concussion prevention, education
and management. It has expanded to over 82 members, representing districts all across the state of
Georgia. The co-Chairs of the GCC are Dr. David Wright and Dr. Kenneth Mautner.