Our Mission

The CARE Consortium endeavors to provide necessary infrastructure and scientific expertise to study concussion. Together, we are united in our goal to gain a better understanding of the neurobiopsychosocial nature of concussive injury and recovery in order to ultimately enhance the safety and health of our student-athletes, service members, youth sports participants and the broader public.

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CARE 2.0

Cumulative and persistent intermediate effects of concussion and head impact exposure in CARE Consortium Military Service Academy members and NCAA athletes.

Funded by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the US Department of Defense (DoD) since 2014, the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance CARE Consortium has conducted studies to address fundamental questions in the field of concussion injury. These initial studies have been collectively referred to as “CARE 1.0.”

The CARE Consortium will now continue its work (through 2020) investigating the effects of concussion and head impact exposure in athletes and US Military Service Academy (MSA) athletes/cadets in studies.

This next phase (known as “CARE 2.0”) will leverage the existing CARE dataset of richly characterized NCAA athletes and US military service academy (MSA) athletes/cadets both with and without concussions and/or head impact exposure. In CARE 2.0, we will expand the framework of the initial CARE investigation of the acute natural history of injury (i.e., up to 6 months following injury) to address concerns about cumulative and persistent effects of concussion and/or repetitive head impact exposure at the end of and following a collegiate/MSA career.

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