Newly-released EMS Agenda 2050 focuses on ‘people-centered vision’

EMS Agenda 2050 calls for an evidence-based, data driven industry that is integrated with the rest of the nation’s healthcare system


By EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON — The EMS Office of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released EMS Agenda 2050.

EMS Agenda 2050: A People Centered Vision for the Future of Emergency Medical Services calls for an industry that is integrated with the rest of the nation’s healthcare system and a vision for an evidence-based, data-driven industry.

The agenda consists of six principles that say the future of EMS should be:

  1. Inherently safe and effective
  2. Integrated and seamless
  3. Socially equitable
  4. Reliable and prepared
  5. Sustainable and efficient
  6. Adaptable and innovative

"The release of EMS Agenda 2050 marks a beginning, not an end. It is now up to all of us to work together to make this vision a reality," NHTSA Office of EMS Director Jon Krohmer said. NHTSA and our federal partners appreciate the work of the Technical Expert Panel, project team and everyone who contributed to this effort. They have provided an inspiring framework on which to build."

NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King said first responders are “key to the nation’s health and safety.”

"As a former EMT and 911 telecommunicator, I look forward to seeing the EMS community work together to achieve the bold and visionary agenda it identified for the future,” she said.


 

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