Congress Enacts Laws That Impact EMS.
Shouldn’t ALL Members of Congress Understand EMS?
Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike must understand EMS if they are to create legislation in the best interest of our profession and the patients we serve.
While their political parties and viewpoints may differ, all 535 members of Congress must:
- Understand the issues and challenges impacting our ability to provide quality patient care.
- Hear from the EMS professionals who are their constituents – those who live and work in their legislative areas and who VOTE.
In 2016, EMS On The Hill Day participants visited 258 congressional leaders. The remaining 277 members of Congress were not visited because EMS constituents from their states did not attend.
The only way to educate all 535 members of Congress is if you attend! EMS On The Hill Day is open to all in EMS.
April 25, 2017 (briefing April 24)
Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
is the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 North Fort Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209. The room rate is $199 + tax for a single or double room. Reservations must be made by March 22, 2017 to receive this special rate. Rooms are subject to availability, so please book early! Reservations for this event can be made ONLINE
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Attend the EMS 3.0 Transformation Summit
Make the most of your time in D.C. by attending the EMS 3.0 Transformation Summit on April 24 (prior to the EMS On The Hill Day Briefing). This summit will address the impact of our nation's healthcare system's transformation to a patient-centered, value and outcomes-based model. National experts will provide informative sessions on how to thrive in the new environment and expand the role of EMS as a vital component of the overall healthcare system. Their presentations will help guide attendees through the transformation EMS must undergo – to "EMS 3.0."
Help continue the momentum!
All of us must do our part to bring the changes we want for EMS. Call or write
your congressional leaders; email
your congressional leaders; and stay connected via Twitter
) and Facebook
. “As medical transportation comes to play a more integral part of our healthcare system, we saw an opportunity with NAEMT to increase awareness about the value EMS brings to the table and to be a part of their advocacy group, especially On the Hill Day. NAEMT is committed to advocating for our profession and our patients and we want to be a part of that change.”
Deborah Ailiff, Procare Integrated Health and Transport