LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UofL Health – Sports Medicine trainers brought their injury-treating techniques from the sidelines to the classroom at Fairdale High School on Tuesday. Students in the Public Service Academy received hands-on experience learning about athletic training and sports medicine, including proper methods for helmet and face mask removal, C-spine stabilization, techniques for wrist and ankle wraps, and proper usage of slings.
The presentation was part of an effort to support the growth of health care career pathways, particularly for historically underserved populations, and just one example of how UofL Health is working together with Jefferson County Public Schools to introduce students to a variety of occupations in the health care field. In 2023, UofL Health donated a total of $50,000 to eight JCPS schools to support initiatives that focus on equity, inclusion and increasing diversity in health care careers.
UofL Health works with individual schools to determine how the donations will be spent. Schools receiving donations include:
- Seneca High School
- Fairdale High School
- J. Graham Brown School
- Jeffersontown High School
- Waggener High School
- Butler Traditional High School
- Ballard High School
- Iroquois High School
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