BRAINBOOK & DIGNITY HEALTH

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Dignity Health and the California Interscholastic Federation Partner on Concussion Education Program for High School Athletes...https://learn.barrowneuro.org/login/index.php SAN FRANCISCO – APRIL 24, 2019 – Nearly one million high school athletes in California will be safer thanks to a new partnership announced today between Dignity Health and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). Student athletes across the state will now have access to the Dignity Health Concussion Network before taking to the track or field. The Dignity Health Concussion Network is designed to provide young athletes the knowledge and tools to prevent and identify concussions in themselves and their teammates. The program offers concussion education to high school athletes through an online curriculum pre- and post-concussion assessment testing, and telehealth software that gives athletic trainers and physicians 24/7 access to consultation with a neurologist specializing in concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Dignity Health’s partnership with CIF will expand efforts under way to prevent head trauma and injuries among young athletes. Research shows that excessive or improperly treated concussions can cause long-term damage that can disrupt life and learning—persistent headaches, sleep disturbance, personality changes, and cognitive deficits. High school athletes sustain approximately 300,000 concussions annually, accounting for 15 percent of all sport-related injuries at this level. CIF is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California and represents 1,606 public and private member schools and more than 918,100 student‐athletes. The organization will launch and offer concussion education at the start of fall sports in 2019. CIF conducts regional and state championships in 22 sports including, badminton, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. “Partnering with CIF to bring the Dignity Health Concussion Network to all of California’s young athletes will help us to continue to change the dialogue and general understanding of concussions,” says Dr. Javier Cárdenas, neurologist, director of the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center, and physician champion of Dignity Health Concussion Network. “Ten years ago, a young athlete with a ‘bump on the head’ would have been allowed to return to sports as soon symptoms had cleared. That has changed. Research, media coverage, and education have provided a better understanding of concussions—this partnership brings that understanding directly to the student athletes of California.” The concussion curriculum, Barrow Brainbook, was developed by Dr. Cárdenas from Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz. and is the first and only education and testing module for student athletes mandated in the nation. Barrow Brainbook is a web-based learning tool developed specifically for high school athletes. Designed to resemble a sports casting show, it offers students a fun-to-navigate series of educational activities and videos. The program uses videos from local high-profile athletes and a Q&A format which focuses on prevention, recognition, and appropriate responses to concussions. Students must score 80 percent or higher on each module to receive their certificate of completion and be eligible to participate in their sport. Since 2015 Dignity Health Concussion Network has educated 20,000 California high school student athletes about concussions. “Partnering with CIF will help us reach even more student athletes to educate them about concussion safety,” says Fred Najjar, senior vice president of philanthropy and system chief philanthropy officer of Dignity Health. “This would not have been possible without our committed donors and partners. They’ve enabled young athletes to be taught about concussions, athletic trainers and physicians to have access to physicians, and for baseline concussion testing to take place.” The Dignity Health Concussion Network was piloted, launched, and is supported by Dignity Health Foundation. The foundation focuses on aiding youth and under-served communities that need help but often lack the voice and resources to ask for it. Dignity Health Foundation’s community focus is an extension of Dignity Health’s commitment to health care as a basic human right. In line with its mission, the foundation directs philanthropic support for high-quality, affordable, compassionate health care services that meet each person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more about the Dignity Health Concussion Network here. To experience the Barrow Brainbook Program, visit the CIF website here. About Dignity Health Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. In FY 2018, Dignity Health provided $2.1 billion in charitable care and services. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org. https://learn.barrowneuro.org/login/index.php

 

             

 

             

 

April 10, 2019               Porterville Veteran’s Building

10:00 a.m.                                   MINUTES

Meeting:  10:00am                                                                        Luncheon: 12:00

 

I.          Opening Business                          President: Marty Bitter

  1. Call to Order                                  10:06 .AM.                     
  2. Flag Salute                                      President-elect Matt Sozinho lead the pledge
  3. Roll Call                                           All leagues were represented
  1. Introductions                                 Ron Nocetti-State CIF Associate Executive Director & Nick Papagni from ESPN Radio in Fresno
  2. Adoption of Agenda                     Moved/Seconded and adopted
  3. Public Comments (Items not on agenda)    NONE

 

              Pursuant to Education Code 33353.2(c), any person wishing to

              Speak on any item on the agenda, or comment on the policies and

              Practices of the CIF-Central Section will be heard at this time.

  1. Identify closed session topics

 

II.      Communications

Routine Communications received    NONE

  1. President
  2. Commissioner
  3. Leagues
  4. Area Supervisors

 

III.       Consent Agenda         ALL APPROVED

                             a. Minutes from January , 2018

b. Warrants- January 25, 2019- April 5, 2019

  c. 2019-2010 BudgetRANDY MORRIS PRESENTED THE BUDGET   INCLUDES A 2.5% RAISE FOR STAFF

 

 

 

IV.       Presidents Report                                     Marty Bitter

              President Bitter thanked the Board for allowing him to serve as President, he really “enjoyed the time.” He also recognized our State Winter sports Champions: Buchanan Boys Wrestling; Foothill Boys Basketball; Caruthers Girls Basketball; Runners-up Immanuel Boys and McFarland Girls Basketball; Garces So-Cal Boys Soccer Champs and Madera South Nor-Cal Boys Soccer Champs

                          

 

V.        Closed Session     NONE

           

VI.       Commissioner’s Report

  1. State Commissioners Workshop--- The Commissioners are working on a uniform ejection policy for players & Coaches. Could include multiple games and completing the NFHS Sportsmanship class before they return to play. Multiple Divisions in Track was brought up, but sent to Track Advisory for discussion. ESPORTS platform is 99% complete and will roll out this summer. Regional Football money was distributed to the Sections…Section schools received $730 as their percent of our revenue sharing policy.

 

  1. 2018-2019 Winter Play-off Financials   BUDGETED---$93,000…ACTUAL---$100,000..with 13 games not reported and money from Selland Arena reportedly around $42,000
  2. Officials Contract Negotiations ---On going
  3. CSADA Conference---  Matt Sozinho reported on recent Conference. Section had 35 attendees, on of our largest turn-outs. Next year is the Peppermill in Reno
  4. Winter & Spring Team Academic Award Winners  Team awards were handed out to Winter and Spring Champions. 
  5. Distinguished Service Awards Past President awarded MARY RODRIGUEZ of Orosi for her 20+ years of service in coaching and siting as a Board of Manager. Commissioner Crichlow had Dave Dodson present & accept the Men’s Award on behalf of Track & Field historian, RON BLACKWOOD for rhis 50+ years of service.
  6. State CIF Spirit of Sport awards were announced. Winners were--- BLAIR ABRIL---BCHS; KAYLEE MELENDEZ---MISSION OAK; LILIAN SVETICH--SLO

     

VII.      State CIF Federated Council Managements Services Action Items

 

  1. Proposed Budget for 2019-2020     APPROVED
  1. Proposed Budget
  2. Budget Notes

 

  1. CIF President Elect and Executive Committee Nominations  MATRY BITTER & CHOICE

The CIF Nominating Committee met by a conference call and, Per Bylaw 70.E, nominated no less than seven individual

candidates (see Federated Council Portfolio List) for a one-year term, to serve on the CIF Executive

Committee.  Additional nominations will also be accepted from the floor

 

  1. Bylaw 503.F. Revision   APPROVED

The Commissioners Committee is recommending a revision to Bylaw 503.F to better clarify when and how members of

the coaching staff may be paid and reimbursed for coaching and teaching services. 

 

  1. Bylaw 22. B.9 and Bylaw 503.L-Emergency Action Plans and A.E.D.   APPROVED

With the passage of A.B. 2009 (Maienscheim), the CIF must revise two Bylaws to reflect the changes in Education Code

regarding Emergency Action Plans and A.E.D. for afterschool athletics. 

 

  1. Bylaw 2000.B-Varsity Football Age Requirement Medical Clearance   APPROVED

The CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is recommending that Bylaw 2000.B-Varsity Football Age Requirement

Medical Clearance be eliminated as there is no medical science data that supports the additional medical

requirement.  The committee also finds there is no established medical criteria for a medical practitioner to follow or

rely upon.

 

  1. Proposed Bylaw Revisions 211 and 303-Continuation School    DEFEATED  21-NOs; 15-YES; 5 ABSTAIN

This proposal is an outcome and direction from the Federated Council Roundtable discussions held in January 2017, April 2017, January 2018 and April 2018.  This proposed revision to Bylaw 211, Continuation Eligibility and Bylaw303, Multi -School, would revise the athletic eligibility of students who attend a “Continuation School” High School.   

 

 

 

 

VIII.     State CIF Federated Council Managements Services Non-Action Items

 

  1. Proposal for Regional Baseball and Softball play-offs  

 

 

IX.     Informational Reports, Recommendations and Additional Items

Presented as First Reading Items

                                                 

  1. Soccer Advisory ---NO REPORT  
  2. Wrestling Advisory – NO REPORT
  3. Winter Division placement proposal  ---HAS BEEN SENT TO ADs
  4. Basketball Advisory Committee—ADD A 4 TEAM OPEN DIVISION IN BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS DIVISIONS

 

X.        CIF Central Section Action Items

 

  1. Approval of Section Track & Field qualifying marks   APPROVED
  2. Presidential Election    DIANA HATTON  30-11
  3. Fall Division placement proposal   APPROVED
  4. Payment of entry fees before event, or not allowed to participate  DEFEATED   YES--16--NO-24

 

 

XI.       Adjourn       11:37

 

Next Scheduled meeting Oct.1, 2019

 

 

January 30, 2019         Porterville Veteran’s Building

10:00 a.m.

Meeting:  10:00am                                                                        Luncheon: 12:00

 

I.          Opening Business                          President: Marty Bitter

  1. Call to Order                       PRESIDENT BITTER CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 10:05 A.M.
  2. Flag Salute                          PRESIDENT-ELECT SOZINHO LEAD THE FLAG SALUTE
  3. Roll Call                              COMMISSIONER CRICHLOW TOOK ROLL, ALL LEAGUES WERE PRESENT            
  4. Introductions                       NONE
  5. Adoption of Agenda             ADOPTED AS AMENDED…ITEM X-B WAS MOVE TO ITEM IX-G
  6. Public Comments (Items not on agenda)    NONE

 

              Pursuant to Education Code 33353.2(c), any person wishing to

              Speak on any item on the agenda, or comment on the policies and

              Practices of the CIF-Central Section will be heard at this time.

  1. Identify closed session topics

 

II.      Communications

       Routine Communications received    NONE

  1. President
  2. Commissioner
  3. Leagues
  4. Area Supervisors

 

III.       Consent Agenda

                             a. Minutes from April, 2018

  b. Warrants-September 29,2018 -January 25, 2019

c. Audit for 2018

IV.       Presidents Report                                     Marty Bitter

           PRESIDENT BITTER CONGRATULATED:

  • SYDNEY CRABTREE & ROBERT HERNANDEZ---BOTH FROM INDEPENDENCE HS AS OUR FALL STATE CIF “SPIRIT OF SPORT” AWARD WINNERS
  • RANDY ESRAELIAN FROM SELMA AS THE SECTION AD OF THE YEAR
  • JOHN DE LONG AS THE “ROOKIE” AD OF THE YEAR
  • OUR FALL STATE CIF CHAMPIONS--- SAN LUIS OBOSPO & WASHINGTON UNION IN VOLLEYBALL; RIDGEVIEW IN BOYS CROSS COUNTRY AND OUR FOOTBALL BOWL PARTICIPANTS….STRATHMORE, CENTRAL  SAN JOAQUIN MEMORIAL & CENTRAL VALLEY CHRISTIAN

HE ANNOUNCED HE AND PAT RIDDLESPRIGGER WERE GOING TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS COFERENCE IS SAN DIEGO IN EARLY FEBRUARY

V.        Closed Session     NON        

VI.       Commissioner’s Report

  1. State Commissioners Workshop--- COMMISSIONER REPORTED; 1- MAXPREPS MAY NO LONGER BE A SECTION SPONSOR. LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE FOR SCORE REPORTING 2- ESPORTS IS POTENTIALLY COMING TO CIF. 62% OF HS STUDENTS ARE GAMES, AND OVER 45% OF THOSE ARE NOT INVOLVED IN ANY ACTIVITY. 3- AN EXPLANATION OF UNATTACHED COMPETITION DOCUMENT HAS BEEN SENT TO ADs 4- THERE IS A MAJOR ISSUE WITH SWIM SUITS, PARTICULARY GIRLS THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED WITH PARENTS
  2. 2017-2018 Fall Play-off Financials FALL BUDGET  $197,000 PROJECTED; ACTUAL RECEIVED $198,000 WITH 3 SCHOOLS STILL MISSING
  3. Officials Contract Negotiations PRESIDENT BITTER REPORTED THEY ARE ON GOING.
  4. CSADA Award Winners & Conference  CSADA SECTION VICE- PRESIDENT SOZINHO REPORTED ON THE UPCOMING CONFERENCE IS SAN DIEGO
  5. Section President Elect    NOMINATIONS ARE DUE IN THE OFFICE MARCH 15
  6. Fall Team Academic Award Winners   SPRING 2018 & FALL ACADEMIC TEAM ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS WERE HONORED
  7. Distinguished Service Award Nominations   DUE IN THE OFFICE FEBRUARY 15

VII.      State CIF Federated Council Managements Services Action Items

  1. Proposed Bylaw Revisions 7.70 D Terms of Office for Executive Committee3

This proposal is to allow Executive Committee members to be elected to a two year term instead of the current one year term. Elected members could be re-elected to another term to serve four years. Currently members elected can serve three one year terms.           MOVED-SECONDED---PASSED UNANAMOUSLY

  1. Bylaw 22.B.9 and Bylaw 503.k-Coaching Education and Heat Illness

With the passage of A.B. 2900 (Chu), the CIF must revise two of the bylaws to reflect the changes in the Education Code regarding Coaching Education and Heat Illness prevention.   MOVED-SECONDED---PASSED UNANAMOUSLY

VIII.     State CIF Federated Council Managements Services Non-Action Items

  1. Proposed Budget for 2019-2020 (Will be distributed at Meeting)

A projected budget for the 2019-2020 will be presented to the Federated Council for review and discussion.

  1. Proposed Budget
  2. Budget Notes
  3. CIF President Elect and Executive Committee Nominations

The CIF Nominating Committee met by a conference call and, Per Bylaw 70.E, nominated no less than seven individual

candidates (see Federated Council Portfolio List) for a one-year term, to serve on the CIF Executive

Committee.  Additional nominations will also be accepted from the floor.  MARTY BITTER HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A NOMINEE FOR THE FEDERATED COUNCIL

 

  1. Bylaw 503.F. Revision

The Commissioners Committee is recommending a revision to Bylaw 503.F to better clarify when and how members of

the coaching staff may be paid and reimbursed for coaching and teaching services.  ALL MONIES RECEIVED FOR THESE SERVICES MUST BE APPROVED BY ADMINISTRATION

 

  1. Bylaw 22. B.9 and Bylaw 503.L-Emergency Action Plans and A.E.D.

With the passage of A.B. 2009 (Maienscheim), the CIF must revise two Bylaws to reflect the changes in Education Code

regarding Emergency Action Plans and A.E.D. for afterschool athletics.  MUST BE POSTED AT EVENTS

 

  1. Bylaw 2000.B-Varsity Football Age Requirement Medical Clearance

The CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee is recommending that Bylaw 2000.B-Varsity Football Age Requirement

Medical Clearance be eliminated as there is no medical science data that supports the additional medical

requirement.  The committee also finds there is no established medical criteria for a medical practitioner to follow or

rely upon. JESSE HARDWICK REQUESTED THE SECTION OFFICE DEVELOP A CHECK OFF FORM FOR THE SCHOOLS

  1. Proposed Bylaw Revisions 211 and 303-Continuation School

This proposal is an outcome and direction from the Federated Council Roundtable discussions held in January 2017, April 2017, January 2018 and April 2018.  This proposed revision to Bylaw 211, Continuation Eligibility and Bylaw303, Multi -School, would revise the athletic eligibility of students who attend a “Continuation School” High School.   

  1. Expanding Play-off Brackets in sports and divisions where more than 16 teams enter the play-offs

The section office is recommending expanding the brackets in sports and divisions where more than 16 teams enter the play-offs.  The maximum expansion would be to 24 teams. 

IX.     Informational Reports, Recommendations and Additional Items

Presented as First Reading Items                                            

  1. Soccer Advisory    NONE
  2. Baseball Advisory NONE
  3. Softball Advisory  NONE
  4. Track Advisory      PRESENTED QUALIFYING TIME FOR AREA MEETS FOR 2019

 

X.        CIF Central Section Action Items

  1. Volleyball Advisory Proposal-Warm-up Time

The volleyball advisory is recommending the use of a standardized warm-up time protocol.  It will mirror what the state does for the state championships.  It will be mandatory to be used in all section regular season and play-off matches. MOVED-SECONDED---PASSED UNANAMOUSLY

  1. Expanding Play-off Brackets in sports and divisions where more than 16 teams enter the play-offs

The section office is recommending expanding the brackets in sports and divisions where more than 16 teams enter the play-offs.  The maximum expansion would be to 24 teams.  MOVED TO DISCUSSION ITEM

XI.       Adjourn    11:05

Next Scheduled meeting April 10, 2019

 

 

 

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