Nebraska Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, PC along with the affiliation of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center employ a team of athletic trainers who offer various athletic healthcare services as part of a Sports Medicine Outreach Program to schools throughout a wide area of southeast Nebraska. This program is a community-based service, and helps improve athletic programs with education for preventing and managing sports related injuries, while offering opportunities which enable schools and communities to improve local athletic health care delivery systems. The provision of services is a means to support and augment care provided by local medical providers by offering the services of licensed athletic trainers traveling to and visiting schools on site. This programs helps insure that such injuries are recognized early, treated immediately and appropriately, thereby allowing injuries to heal properly and reducing the risk of serious injury or re-injury. This early intervention helps avoid delay in seeking physicians care, and minimizes the occurrence of unnecessary medical referral and expense to families.