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Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Become a Member
Become a member and receive career-enhancing benefits

Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

Membership Benefits
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Trauma Programs

Advocacy and Injury Prevention

Surgeon involvement is key to safeguarding patient-centered care

Advocacy and Injury Prevention

Prevent Trauma Before It Occurs

The best way to address trauma is to prevent it before it happens. ACS is leading the way in prevention efforts in areas such as firearms, falls, motorcycles, alcohol-related injuries, PTSD, and more. See how we can help in all of these critical areas.

Advocacy and Position Statements

See where we stand on a number of issues, including firearms, safety belts, bicycle safety, and more.

Initiatives

Learn how ACS has taken a leadership role in addressing the public health aspects of the firearm violence epidemic.

Toolkits

Get the talking points, data, and facts about the benefits of requiring all motorcycle drivers and riders to wear helmets.

Statements of the Committee

ACS COT position statements help guide the profession and educate medical professionals, patients, and decision-makers.

Family Fire Is Preventable

This public education video, produced by Laurie Punch, MD, FACS and Joseph Sakran, MD, FACS, was released in September 2019, through a social media campaign to educate the general public about safe firearm storage in the home. Video appears courtesy of its creators.

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Injury Prevention Resources

We have numerous resources aimed at injury prevention. These are just three among many others.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Trauma Patients

How to Navigate a Second Career in Surgery – Patricia Lynne Roberts, MD, FACS, FASCRS Read the report

Selected Readings on Injury and Violence Prevention

Includes Epidemiological Patterns of Injury, the Economic Costs, Identification of Injury Data Sources, and more. Learn more

Prehospital Home Safety Checklist

How to make the home safer and prevent injuries before they occur. See the checklist. Read More