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

Trauma Systems

Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths Conference


Following the momentum and energy created during the Achieving Zero Preventable Deaths: Building a National Trauma Care System and Research Action Plan conference held in Bethesda, MD, this spring, leaders from key COT committees have come together to develop a plan for advancing the NASEM Report recommendations.

Four core workgroups have formed in the areas of governance/framework for a national trauma care system; research funding and direction; data linkage, integration, and outcome measures; and military/civilian trauma workforce. Along with these four areas of focus, the COT is also working to develop a broad coalition of stakeholders from other organizations and specialties with the shared goal of achieving zero preventable deaths.

To get involved in the ZPDD initiative, contact the Trauma Systems Program Staff at

Download a copy of the NASEM Report.