Congresswoman Duckworth Introduces Legislation to Begin Creation of a National Trauma Care System

Today Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced a bill (H.R. 6132) that would implement many of the recommendations offered in the June 2016 National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) Report, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. The legislation seeks to lay the groundwork for a plan for

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JOT Devotes November Issue to NASEM Trauma Care System Report Stakeholder Responses

The November issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery carries a number of articles related to the June 2016 Report of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) titled A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury. Authored by various military and civilian stakeholders in

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CNTR Publishes Position Paper on NASEM Report

Appearing in the August 18th “Publish Ahead of Print” version of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, CNTR makes public its position on the June 2016 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) report on the integration of military and civilian trauma systems. “CNTR believes that NASEM has thoroughly investigated the state of trauma care and research

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CNTR’s First DoD Research Proposal to be Funded

With a recently announced $4 million Department of Defense grant, the Coalition for National Trauma Research (CNTR) begins an intensive investigation into the causes and mechanisms of U.S. deaths that occur outside of hospital settings. The project, officially called Multi-Institutional Multidisciplinary Injury Mortality Investigation in the Civilian Pre-Hospital Environment (MIMIC), aims to evaluate the causes and pathophysiologic mechanisms of pre-hospital

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NAS Committee Sets Sights on Zero Preventable Deaths

Today, the National Academies of Science publicly released a report by the Committee on Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector. In the webinar release this morning, Dr. John Berwick, Chair of the committee and a senior fellow at the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, stepped through the report’s recommendations: 11 clear steps to reach

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The Toll of Neglect: Nearly 200,000 Lives and $671 Billion Every Year

A CNTR Op-Ed During National Trauma Awareness Month The United States is very responsive to public health crises, right? One person died from Ebola and the administration sought $6.2 billion to prevent, detect and respond to the public health crisis—including $238 million to fund advanced clinical trials at NIH. The Zika virus has yet to cause one birth defect in

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CNTR Advocacy Efforts Give Trauma Research a $10 Million Boost

Having promoted the Trauma Clinical Research Program in the Department of Defense Health Program budget during its Annual Advocacy Day in late February, CNTR learned today that the House version of the 2017 DoD appropriations bill includes $10 million for this program. While the Senate spending bill hasn’t yet been considered, CNTR executive committee members are cautiously optimistic that the

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May is National Trauma Awareness Month

Established by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, National Trauma Awareness Month is a time to recognize the damaging toll that traumatic injury takes on our society and to remind our state and federal lawmakers that funding for trauma research and local trauma centers is necessary in order to save lives. CNTR requests that trauma surgeons who are on Twitter include the

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