May is National Trauma Awareness Month. Established by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, National Trauma Awareness Month is a time for all of us to appeal to our state and federal lawmakers to support funding for trauma research and provide resources to local trauma centers. It’s also a good time to provide injury prevention messages to the public and to publicize the locations of trauma centers. Below are some suggestions for your own National Trauma Awareness Month campaign.
Send thank you notes to legislators (see tab to the left) for their past support of funding for trauma research and ask for their continued support.
Include recent trauma statistics in patient newsletters and flyers (see tab to left).
Publish safety reminders in local papers (see tab to the left).
Publicize Trauma Center locations and facts (see tabs to the left).
Therese Frentz: Attack in the Green Zone
Learning to Live
Hard-charging Therese Frentz never did anything half-way. High school valedictorian. Number one seed on the varsity tennis team. Member of the regional championship volleyball team.
Top of her ROTC class at the University of Florida, she was selected to serve in the notoriously competitive Air Force Office of Special Investigations. “I made OSI my goal because it was hard to get into,” Frentz said. “I just wanted to prove I could do it.” Out of the 2002 nationwide pool of cadets, only seven lieutenants were chosen for the OSI.
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