TCAA Provides Testimony to Senate Appropriations
Committee on Ebola Funding
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, will hold a Full Committee hearing on the U.S. Government response to the Ebola outbreak. While the hearing will focus on in-person testimony from government witnesses, The Trauma Center Association of America (TCAA) along with our advocacy partners The American Trauma Society (ATS), The America Association for the Surgery of Trauma (AAST) and The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) submitted testimony for the record.
TCAA, ATS, AAST and STN noted that "without an ongoing commitment to preparing for these events, and the funding to support training activities, we cannot adequately ensure that our health system is ready for Ebola or any other emergency." Further, TCAA and our advocacy partners requested that Congress and the Administration increase funding for the trauma and emergency programs contained in Sections 1201-4, 1211-32, 1241-46, and 1281-2 of the Public Health Service Act and reauthorization of the Regionalization of Emergency Care Systems Program and the Trauma Systems Grant Program programs by passing S. 2405/H.R. 4080 as part of any appropriations bill considered during the lame duck session.
To view the testimony, please click here.