AANS and CNS Urge Senate Appropriators to Fund the MISSION Zero Program
On May 22, the AANS and the CNS joined with the Trauma Coalition in submitting a statement to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee in support of Fiscal Year 2021 funding for the Military and Civilian Partnership for the Trauma Readiness Grant Program, formally known as the MISSION Zero program. This crucial initiative provides funding to ensure trauma care readiness by integrating military trauma care providers into civilian trauma centers. These partnerships allow our military trauma care providers to gain exposure to treating critically injured patients in our communities and keep their skills sharp to increase readiness for deployment. Additionally, they allow our civilian trauma care providers to gain insight into best practices from the battlefield that can be integrated into civilian trauma care. The MISSION Zero Act passed as part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (PAHPAI) last year.