Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Urges Funding for MISSION Zero Program

The AANS and the CNS joined the Trauma Coalition in sending a letter to the U.S. Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the $11.5 million in funding for the Military and Civilian Partnership for the Trauma Readiness Grant Program.

Championed by organized neurosurgery, the MISSION ZERO Act was signed into law in 2019 as a part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act. It created a grant program within the U.S. Department of Health and Humans Services to cover the administrative costs of embedding military trauma professionals in civilian trauma centers. These partnerships will allow military trauma care teams and providers to gain exposure to treating critically injured patients and increase readiness for when these units are deployed. Similarly, best practices from the battlefield are brought home to advance trauma care and provide civilian access to trauma care.

Click here to read the Trauma Coalition letter.