Public Health Emergency
Department of Health and Human Services
Life-threatening emergencies may happen fast. Emergency responders aren’t always nearby. You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately.
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Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for those 46 years old and younger. The ECCC is part of a coalition to prevent these deaths.
National Academies 2016 Trauma Report
Long distances can delay the arrival of trained first responders. A recent study emphasizes the need for bystanders to provide help until help arrives.
PR Newswire ACEP Press Release
The ECCC engaged the National Quality Forum (NQF) to develop a quality measurement framework for emergency care transitions.
June 2017 presentation topics included the HHS emPower initiative, ASPR Fusion capabilities, and an introduction from the National Coordinator for Health IT.
Learn more about the Council on Emergency Medical Care.
The Emergency Care Coordination Center (ECCC) is the policy home for the emergency care community within the federal government. The ECCC seeks to strengthen the day to day emergency care system so that the nation is better prepared in times of crisis. The ECCC focuses federal efforts on improvements to the delivery of daily emergency care that are the foundation of response to disasters and public health emergencies and is an essential part of Office of Policy and Planning, and the Division of Healthcare System Policy.
To lead the United States Government’s efforts to create an emergency care system that is patient- and community-centered; integrated into the broader healthcare system; high quality; and prepared to respond in times of public health emergencies.
As described in the 2014 ASPR Strategic Plan, ECCC focuses on a series of proposed activites related to its four primary mission areas.
The ECCC Website is managed by the Emergency Care Coordination Center within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.