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Senators Champion Funding for Military-Civilian Trauma Program

Fifteen U.S. senators championed a congressional sign-on letter to the U.S. Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee requesting $11.5 million in FY 2022 funding for the Military and Civilian Partnership for the Trauma Readiness Grant Program. Initially known as MISSION ZERO, this program was signed into law as a part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act (P.L. 116-22). The program authorizes funding to ensure trauma care readiness by integrating military trauma care providers into civilian trauma centers.

As previously reported, Reps. Kathy Castor (R-Fla.) and Michael Burgess, MD, (R-Texas) championed a congressional sign-on letter to House appropriators. Additionally, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) submitted statements to House and Senate appropriators urging funding.