Malayka and Conor Gormally are the co-founders of Concussion Alliance, a nonprofit organization founded to create a one-stop-shop of reliable, easily accessible, evidence-based information about concussion treatments and resources to find healthcare specialists. Conor serves as Program Director for the Concussion Education & Advocacy Internship Program, and Malayka serves as the Executive Director.
The impetus for the founding of the Concussion Alliance was very personal. After Conor got his fourth concussion, he developed Post-Concussion Syndrome, which still affects him. They searched to find treatments, but were astonished to find virtually no evidence-based information to guide Conor’s recovery. They resolved to create the resources needed themselves. To serve its 10,000 monthly visitors, concussionalliance.org has in-depth information about 16 different types of treatments and search tools to find qualified providers, pages about self-care, population-specific issues, and the structural and functional impact of concussions on patients’ lives. With the increase in concussion research, Concussion Alliance started the biweekly Concussion Update newsletter, which brings synopses of recent news and research to 1300 subscribers.
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