MDH convened a multidisciplinary working group over the past five months to identify ways of decreasing the number of skin infections spread between athletes. This group included experts in sports medicine, infectious disease, epidemiology, infection control, dermatology, athletic training, school nursing, coaching, and school leadership. In addition, input was provided from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The group's efforts resulted in the development of a variety of materials for use by athletes, coaches, team leaders, parents and health care
providers. The materials are being released through a new MDH Web site at www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/dtopics/athlete/
. Included are facts sheets, booklets, brochures, flyers and posters that can be downloaded and printed, as well as information on the Web site itself. Additional information will be added as it is developed in the near future.
This is the corrected posting....(Added MN DOH link for education materials.).