The Connecticut Athletic Trainers' Association (CATA) strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes,
patients, clients and individuals and enhance the profession of Athletic Training, through leadership, education, and
cooperative efforts with other organizations and allied health professions. The CATA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

CT Department of Public Health Selects Athletic Training for Scope of Practice Review

It is with great pleasure that we announce that DPH has selected us for a scope of practice review this fall.  This is a process in which a committee is formed to look at our scope of practice changes.  This committee will include 2 representatives from the CATA.  The CATA Executive Council has selected Eleni Diakogeorgiou (SHU) and Gary Morin (SCSU) to represent athletic trainers on this committee.  The rest of the committee is comprised of other healthcare professions that submitted impact letters regarding our scope of practice and is moderated by DPH.  This is a major step in getting our practice act updated this legislative session.  You can see the letter from DPH here informing us of their selection.

Congrats to CATA member Nicole Klarides-Ditria

Nicole is an athletic trainer at Lauralton Hall in Milford who was elected to the 105th District Seat in the CT House of Representatives.  New Haven Register article can be seen here.

The Connecticut Athletic Trainer's Association is sponsoring the 7th Annual CATA Winter Coat Drive from November 1 - November 25, 2016!

The CATA is encouraging members to participate in the 7th Annual CATA Winter Coat Drive for "Button Up Connecticut" by hosting a winter coat drive at your AT facility, school, clinic or other place of business.  This is a great way to do your part in the community by helping others keep warm as the days and nights get colder!

How It Works: 

  • All you need is a box or a bin to collect clean, new and gently used winter coats
  • Publicize your Winter Coat Drive to colleagues, friends, family, patients, students and student-athletes.  A downloadable flyer is available upon registration with Dawn Macri, Coat Drive Chair.  Please let her know whether your location will be a public or private host site.
  • The CATA will be sponsoring the winter coat drive from November 1, 2016 - November 25, 2016.  Our goal this year is to collect at least 1000 coats.
  • If you collect 100 coats or more, Button Up Connecticut will pick them up.
  • If you collect fewer than 100 coats, there are drop off locations around the state or coats can be dropped off at Button Up CT in New Britain.
  • Button Up Connecticut is 100% non-profit and does not sell or provide coats to agencies that will sell them to others.

Sign up to Host: 

  • Please contact Dawn Macri to register with CATA as a host site.
  • Send us Pictures!
  • Let us know how many coats you collect at your location
  • We'll add your organization's name to a list of CATA Coat Drive Sponsors that will be posted on both the CATA website and on the Button Up CT website (if you can accept donation from the public). 
  • The site collecting the most coats will be recognized at the 2017 CATA Symposium.
  • For more information about Button Up Connecticut click here


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