In 2006, the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness
Act (PAHPA) was created to improve the nation’s response to
public health and medical emergencies. PAHPA also has a great level of
oversight authority over implementation and recommendations within the June
2016 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) report
on trauma care, A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Military and
Civilian Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury.
Current status: Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) along with Senator
Robert Casey (D-PA), Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and Senator Patty Murray
(D-WA) have introduced S. 1379, the Pandemic and All-Hazards
Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 on May 8th
2019. Included in this package is the American College of Surgeons
(ACS)-supported Mission Zero Act. S. 1379 passed the Senate with unanimous
consent on May 16th, 2019 and now waits a vote in the House before heading to
the President’s desk for a signature.
Please contact your Representative and ask them to support