Kansas Athletic Trainers’ Society (KATS) Hit the Hill Campaign

KATS Hit the Hill is a legislative advocacy campaign focused on improving the health and safety of all active Kansans. The program includes letter writing, legislative appointments, legislative committee presentations, and exhibits and demonstrations in the Kansas Capitol Rotunda promoting athletic training as a healthcare profession with unique qualifications and expertise. In 2019, both the Senate and the House of Representatives passed resolutions recognizing the profession of athletic training in the state of Kansas.

Legislative activities such as these are important and serve to inform legislators, lobbyists, and other governmental staff, groups, and agencies about the role of athletic trainers and the need to enhance the health and well-being of all active Kansans.

KATS Hit the Hill 2020

KATS Hit the Hill Day for 2020 is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th, 7:30 am – 2:30 pm.  We need your participation!
As we are moving forward with proposed updating of the concussion legislation we need a large presence of athletic trainers at the Capitol in February. Our focus with this update is to define verbiage and require schools to have a concussion protocol in place.  For a brief on this proposal, please click here  We are going to encourage individual legislative meetings and display an exhibit focusing on the AT’s role in concussion recognition and on-field emergency management in the 1st-floor rotunda of the Capitol, which is reserved exclusively for KATS.   The rotunda is a key passage and informal gathering place; thus, we will be able to talk to staff members, Capitol employees, other groups’ lobbyists, and even visitors to the Capitol that day.  Let’s fill the rotunda with AT’s and AT students!!
We will send more details after the first of the year, but if you are even somewhat interested in attending on February 11th, even for just part of the day, we need you to go to this online form (found here) and give us some information. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact KATS Governmental Affairs Chair, Shawna Jordan, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or KATS President, Karen Garrison, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Your participation is very important to our ability to accomplish things at the Capitol!

For more information, please email us.