Injury prevention and management is one of the most important focuses of U.S. Ski & Snowboard with its national teams. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine Department is a division within Athletics with its main focus to provide effective athlete medical management including health, injury prevention, acute injury, injury rehabilitation and return from injury. The division also works for improved safety in event organization and equipment, and maintains a level field of play through anti-doping policy – all critical components to achieving the goal of "Best in the World."