American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Background

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), trauma is the leading cause of death for children and adults under age 44, killing more Americans than AIDS and stroke combined. Unfortunately, nearly 45 million Americans do not have access to a Level I or II trauma center within one hour. Ensuring access to trauma care requires many crucial components; trauma centers, physicians, and nurses must dedicate extensive resources around the clock so that seriously injured patients have the best possible chance for survival.

Congressional Efforts

MISSION ZERO Funding

Learn more about ACS efforts to fully fund a grant program to cover the administrative costs of embedding military trauma professionals in civilian trauma centers.

Stop the Bleed

Learn more about ACS efforts to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.

Firearm Morbidity and Mortality Prevention Efforts

Learn more about ACS efforts to advocate for and promote a nonpartisan public health approach to firearm injury prevention.

Cyclical Violence Efforts

Learn more about ACS efforts to combat the interpersonal violence epidemic.