Panel will work on comprehensive system of emergency care.
Austin-Travis County EMS Chief Ernesto Rodriguez has been selected as one of 10 members to serve on a National panel as a Technical Expert which will work with EMS, public safety, and healthcare communities around the country for the next two years. The team's mission will be to create a path for a comprehensive system of emergency care integrated with the broader healthcare continuum and write a new EMS Agenda for the next three decades.
The 10 panel members bring to the project diverse backgrounds and perspectives, including experience at local, state and national levels, a history of innovative thinking and a passion for making a difference in the lives of patients and providers. The panel will serve as the core team that facilitates the development of the new Agenda, responsible for drafting a vision for the future of the EMS Industry based on stakeholder and community input.
EMS Agenda 2050 is supported by funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS, the EMS for Children program at the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs.