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AANS and CNS Urge Congress to Fund MISSION ZERO Program

On May 18, the AANS and the CNS submitted a statement to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies asking for $11.5 million to fund the Military and Civilian Partnership for the Trauma Readiness Grant (MISSION ZERO) Program for Fiscal Year 2024. The MISSION ZERO program was signed into law in 2019 as a part of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act and provides funding for civilian trauma centers to train and incorporate military trauma care providers and teams into care centers.

The AANS and the CNS also submitted a statement to the House Subcommittee on Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education supporting funding for this program.