Recent History of Federal Funding for EMS in the United States

Research center:
Lead researcher:
Penny Mohr, MS, 301.656.7401
Project completed:
January 2002
The Walsh Center is investigating recent trends in federal funding for Emergency Medical Services (EMS). This project will result in a white paper that will examine changes in aggregate EMS spending over the last decade, the role of various federal agencies, how U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has utilized its authority to improve trauma care under Title XII of the Public Health Service Act, and the extent to which funds have been targeted to enhance rural EMS. This background research will help two national committees that include representatives from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy devise strategies for improving rural emergency medical services (EMS).

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