We ALREADY know that research can save lives.
On February 24, we’re going to Washington to make sure our lawmakers know! The nearly 40 trauma surgeons participating in Trauma Research Advocacy Day this month will meet with their legislators and other lawmakers in key committee positions to press for an increased federal commitment to traumatic injury research.
After 50 years of inadequate funding, documented in multiple national reports, it’s time for an investment in a research program that is commensurate with the burden of trauma—a public health challenge that takes more than 190,000 lives and represents an economic burden of over $585 Billion every year.
What are we waiting for?
The National Trauma Institute advocates for a federally funded Trauma Clinical Trials Network to accelerate the development of evidence-based guidelines to improve the treatment of trauma.
Learn about the newly launched Coalition for National Trauma Research – a partnership of seven leading trauma organizations to press for federal funding.
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Even a 5% reduction in trauma deaths, injuries and economic burden would save nearly 10,000 lives, prevent 1.5 million injuries, and reduce the nation’s healthcare burden by $26 billion