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

Trauma Programs Advocacy

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Committee on Trauma (COT) represent the interests of the injured patient and the trauma health care professional in both Washington, DC, and in state capitols. The ACS COT advocacy activities include supporting:

  • Trauma systems that ensure optimal, equitable, and accessible trauma care to all people across the United States
  • Implementation of the Zero Preventable Deaths initiative 
  • Injury prevention efforts
  • Ensuring research funding to study the full burden of trauma as a disease
  • Promotion of the Stop the Bleed® program