USCAH and the CBPA focus on supporting parents through 17 online courses in six health areas
COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 29, 2021) - The College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA) has enlisted the U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health (USCAH) to provide health, safety and wellness education to its members, the organizations announced today.
USCAH served as a health education resource for CBPA parents early in the organization’s first year of existence by joining with the NCAA in December 2020 for an educational webinar on how parents could best support their student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. From that initial touchpoint, the CBPA and USCAH began working on a partnership to provide more extensive educational opportunities for parents.
“It’s imperative parents and guardians of athletes have at least a baseline understanding of the health and safety-related risks associated with college athletics,” Dr. James R. Borchers, USCAH president and CEO, said. “The CBPA is doing great work in providing a resource for education and support to parents of basketball student-athletes and USCAH is honored to provide a fully-customized health, safety and welfare component.”
Parent and guardian members of the CBPA can complete the program of 17 courses entirely online within USCAH's Athletics Healthspace website or app with trainings in the subject areas of:
These education modules are tailored to parents and focused on the protection and wellbeing of student-athletes with content that empowers families to make educated athletic healthcare decisions in tandem with institutional medical staff.
“On behalf of our parent members, we’re thankful for the levels of support USCAH has offered our organization, presently and for the future,” said CBPA President Tonya Morrison, parent of University of Georgia Women’s Basketball player Que Morrison. “From the start, our Steering Committee has made education a priority, with student-athlete health and wellness being a major area desired by parents to be more prepared in, not only at the college level, but at the high school basketball level as well.”
USCAH partners with teams, leagues and organizations at all levels of sport to provide athlete health, safety and wellness consultation, education, training and compliance resources. It works with more than 100 schools at the college and junior college level and currently has league-wide partnerships with six Division I and II conferences, including the Pac-12.
Parents or guardians of current or incoming college basketball student-athletes who are interested in becoming a member of the CBPA can do so for free at thecbpa.org.
ABOUT THE CBPA
The CBPA is a community-building resource established with the purpose of connecting, educating and empowering parents, as they guide their student-athletes through the ever-evolving complexities of college basketball. A national, independent association, the CBPA prepares and educates parents throughout their athlete’s college experience, including current evolving issues, managing the transition after basketball into a postgraduate career, graduate school or professional sports and by learning from each other, along with industry experts. Membership is free at thecbpa.org. Follow the CBPA on Twitter and Instagram @theCBPA.
The U.S. Council for Athletes’ Health provides independent, third- party athlete health and safety consultation, education and compliance from a team of experts with nearly 300 years of experience in athletics healthcare and administration. Founded in 2017, USCAH is committed to the health, safety and welfare of all athletes at all levels and dedicated to the mission of collaborating with every athletic organization to inspire and ensure athlete health and safety is a priority. Follow USCAH on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.