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TCAA Applauds Inclusion of MISSION ZERO Funding in House Legislation

Friday, July 31, 2020   (0 Comments)
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July 31, 2020

This afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the FY21 Appropriations “minibus” which funds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and includes $11.5 million to fully fund the Mission Zero Act grant program that was authorized by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019. One of the Trauma Center Association of America’s (TCAA’s) top federal priorities, the Military Injury Surgical Systems Integrated Operationally Nationwide to Achieve ZERO Preventable Deaths (MISSION ZERO) Act requires the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to award grants that would enable military trauma care providers and trauma teams to provide trauma care and related acute care at civilian trauma centers.

MISSION ZERO Act was based on recommendations made in a report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and will allow civilian trauma centers to leverage the experience, knowledge and advances in trauma care that our military has gained through their experiences in areas like Iraq and Afghanistan.

By encouraging and facilitating coordination between the military and civilian providers, we can help to ensure a ready military medical force for future combat, while working to eliminate preventable trauma deaths and disability both at home and abroad.

TCAA would like to thank Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and all their Congressional champions for their work and dedication to funding MISSION Zero to allow military and civilian trauma professionals and hospitals to harness the benefits of this unprecedented and innovative program. Thanks to these efforts, and the efforts of our industry partners, MISSION ZERO’s goal of increasing access to world-class training and patient care is one step closer to becoming a reality.

The Senate must consider and approve funding for the program and it must be reconciled with the House version of the bill. In the coming weeks, as Congress continues working on these key priorities, TCAA will continue to engage key Members in both the House and Senate to ensure the voice of trauma centers is heard on Capitol Hill.

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