American Trauma Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury.
For over 40 years, ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Its goals are to prevent injury whenever possible, and to ensure optimal treatment of trauma when it does occur.
For over 40 years the American Trauma Society has dedicated its time and resources to the formation and operation of trauma care systems across the United States. Many members of the ATS are members of trauma teams in communities across the country. They are active in their communities and often are politically active, advocating trauma systems to their governments; federal, state and local.
The Society strongly supports national and state legislation that creates and maintains trauma systems. It works closely with the U.S. Congress, various federal agencies and with the office of the President, supporting legislative and administrative efforts that address the financial and legal issues surrounding trauma.
ATS provides critical information on trauma to its members, to policy makers, and to the public. It supports the needs of families. It is also a strong supporter of injury prevention, creating and producing programs and providing these programs to its members.
The members of the organization are the critical players in trauma care. They are the backbone of trauma systems. They provide the care trauma victims must have if they are to survive. ATS works with its members to insure that they are the best informed and the best prepared to provide unsurpassed medical best care in their communities.
For more information on The American Trauma Society and its mission, visit: http://www.amtrauma.org
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