CARIT’s federal advocacy efforts will be directed at influencing senior leadership in federal agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) through Congress, patient advocates and related affinity stakeholders in order to:
- Drive consensus on research priorities.
- Promulgate specific guidance and related policies that establish inter- and intra-agency coordination and federal funding for unmet needs in trauma and emergency care.
- Establish working relationships with the Administration, Congress, and other federal agencies.
- Position CARIT as an ongoing technical resource and partner on trauma and emergency care innovation.
In its first year, CARIT will work towards the following objectives:
- A state of the science meeting with academic, industry, non-profit and federal government participation to define priorities for advocacy
- Request that Congress appropriate a new peer-reviewed research program in trauma to be executed by the DoD, with accompanying authorization provisions and appropriations language to define intent
- Ask Congress to include trauma-relevant provisions in the second iteration of the 21st Century Cures Act including specific direction to HHS