Definition of EMS for this Document
Federal Agencies Can Help Advance EMS Research
Executive Summary
History of EMS Research
The Present State of EMS Research
Overcoming the Barriers to EMS Research
Appendix A: The National EMS Research Agenda Writing Team
Appendix B: Organizations Invited to Participate in the National Review Team
Appendix C: Ethical Standards and IRB Requirements
Appendix D Inclusion Of Women And Minorities In Research Study Populations Involving Human Subjects
Inclusion Of Children As Participants In Research Involving Human Subjects
Appendix E: Bibliographic List of Internet Links
Appendix F: Published EMS Randomized Clinical Trials

Federal Agencies Can Help Advance EMS Research

We call on federal agencies for their assistance in implementing the recommendations in the National EMS Research Agenda to enhance EMS research. A variety of federal agencies have supported EMS operations and research in the past and most continue to do so now. We hope that agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Controland Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Fire Academy, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will continue to support EMS research by providing funding for educational programs, supporting the development of Centers of Excellence, and by acknowledging their commitment to EMS research through the inclusion of EMS related research opportunities among their requests for proposals to solve health problems for Americans.