Trauma Research Advocacy Day

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Dr. William Cioffi and CNTR government relations consultant Don Massey wait to meet with a staff member.

On its third Trauma Research Advocacy Day, held Feb. 6th, 2018, CNTR brought trauma surgeons from across the country to make more than 160 visits to their U.S. Congressional delegations.

They advocated for funding of the National Trauma Research Action Plan (NTRAP), a recommendation stemming from the 2016 NASEM Report on a National Trauma Care System. The NASEM Report outlines the steps necessary to achieve Zero Preventable Deaths and Disabilities in the U.S., and the NTRAP is a fundamental step in the learning healthcare system described in the report.

CNTR Advocates have asked their members of Congress to sign onto a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of an additional $9.2 million in the Department of Defense Health Programs budget to fund the development of the NTRAP and potentially some initial studies that rise to the top of the priority list.