Members of Congress will be in their home districts for the Summer District Work Period (August 3 - September 7), as well as much of this fall prior to the November elections. During this time, Members will be hosting town hall meetings and attending an array of public events. TCAA encourages you to use these opportunities to educate your Members about the importance of trauma care and the need to fund the trauma programs authorized under the Public Health Service Act. Funding for these programs will help prevent more trauma center closures and will pilot regionalized systems of emergency care to create greater efficiency of emergency medical care and transport.
In addition, TCAA encourages you to ask your House Members to co-sponsor H.R. 3144, the bipartisan Field EMS Quality, Innovation and Cost-Effectiveness Improvement Act. This bill would establish HHS as the primary federal agency for trauma care and EMS, and create an Office of EMS and Trauma to provide a voice, home, and initial funding for EMS and trauma programs.
Your help is crucial as TCAA works to advocate for policies that ensure the right care is delivered to patients at the right time and in the right setting!
Send a letter to your legislators today!