house resolution no.47

Rep. VanderWall offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare March 2023 as Athletic Trainer Month in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Athletic trainers have a long history of providing quality health care for many types of patients and have acquired specific knowledge and skills through their nationally regulated educational processes; and

Whereas, Over 1,700 athletic trainers are licensed in the state of Michigan to provide health care services including risk management and injury prevention, clinical evaluation and assessment, immediate care and treatment, and the rehabilitation and reconditioning of an individualís injury or illness, or both. Athletic trainers provide these services under the direction of, on the prescription of, or in collaboration with a physician; and

Whereas, The National Athletic Trainers Association since founded in 1950 has grown to more than 45,000 members worldwide and provides health care to a diversity of patient populations, and in various settings, including professional and Olympic sports, colleges and universities, high schools, clinics, rural and urban hospitals, urgent and ambulatory care centers, corporate and industrial settings, performing arts centers, military branches, police and fire departments and physician practices; and

Whereas, Leading organizations concerned with athletic training and health care have joined together in a common desire to raise public awareness of the importance of the athletic training profession and to emphasize the importance of quality health care within the aforementioned settings. Such an effort will promote the athletic training profession and provide compassionate health care for all; now, therefore, be it†

Resolved by the House of Representative, That the members of this legislative body declare March 2023 as Athletic Trainer Month in the state of Michigan.