On March 27th and 28th, representatives of trauma centers and national advocacy organizations from across the nation came to Washington, DC to participate in TCAA’s Annual Advocacy Institute & Lobby Day.
Organized by TCAA’s staff and board of directors, participants attended a federal policy briefing and advocacy-training program presented by Winning Strategies Washington.
More than three-dozen advocates then spread out over Capitol Hill for meetings with Members of the U.S. House and Senate to raise awareness about the specialized care provided only by trauma centers and to lobby in favor of several key legislative priorities.
The advocates asked for support of H.R. 880, the MISSION Zero Act, legislation to fund a joint civilian / military training program, and for the current trauma grant funding programs to be re-authorized, as well as funding to be provided in the upcoming federal budget for other important trauma care programs.