EMS Agenda 2050 Meeting in Dallas
Members of the Texas EMS community, as well as leaders from around the country, gathered in Dallas March 1 for the fourth and final regional stakeholder meeting to support EMS Agenda 2050. The goal of the initiative is to write a new agenda for the future of EMS that envisions bold and innovative possibilities over the next three decades.
Texans Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis Country EMS Chief) and Dr. Jeff Jarvis (Williamson County and Marble Falls EMS Medical Director) serve on the 10 member Technical Expert Panel and have been tasked with listening to community input and gathering evidence in order to craft a vision for the future of EMS. Board Member Jeff Beeson, DO, and TETAF CEO Dinah Welsh also attended the Dallas regional meeting.
Stakeholders are currently invited to share their feedback on the Straw Man Document Version 2.0. In creating this document, the panel has proposed a vision for EMS in the United States with six guiding principles to help achieve their people-centered goal. The document also includes many of the specific recommendations that were already suggested by members of the EMS community and the public.
The EMS Agenda 2050 will be released in full in April 2018 for additional stakeholder comment.
Photos from the March 1, 2018 regional meeting in Dallas.