Twenty years ago, pioneers and leaders in the EMS industry described a vision of data-driven and evidence-based EMS systems in the EMS Agenda for the Future. Since then, the profession has worked tirelessly to fulfill the vision set out in that landmark document.
The Office of EMS, alongside colleagues at EMS for Children in the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Office of Health Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security are pleased to announce joint funding of the NHTSA-awarded contract to support the process to create a new Agenda for the Future.
A two-year contract was awarded to a respected consulting firm, Redhorse Corporation, to ensure an organized, transparent and inclusive approach to creating a new Agenda that engages the entire EMS community. Redhorse Corporation has partnered with a well-known EMS leader and facilitator, Mike Taigman, and the writing team at the RedFlash Group to support the development process.
EMS community members, stakeholder organizations and the public are all encouraged to get involved by attending public meetings and providing feedback during public comment periods.
Be on the lookout for future announcements, webinars and conference sessions about this effort and ways you can get involved in writing a new Agenda for the Future that will set forth a vision for the next twenty to thirty years of EMS system advancement.