Text of A joint resolution to designate May 1988 as “National Trauma Awareness Month”.
The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 1988 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
PUBLIC LAW 100-296—APR. 26, 1988 102 STAT. 129 Public Law 100-296 100th Congress Joint Resolution Aor 26 1988 To designate May 1988 as "National Trauma Awareness Month". ^ ' -'- [H.J. Res. 373] Whereas more than nine million individuals in the United States suffer traumatic injury each year; Whereas traumatic injury is the leading cause of death of individ- uals of less than forty years of age in the United States; Whereas every individual is a potential victim of traumatic injury; Whereas traumatic injury can occur without warning; Whereas traumatic injury frequently renders its victims incapable of caring for themselves; Whereas past inattention to the causes and effects of trauma has led to the inclusion of trauma among the most neglected medical conditions; Whereas the people of the United States spend more than $100,000,000,000 annually on the problem of trauma; Whereas the problem of trauma can be remedied only by prevention and treatment; and Whereas the people of the United States should be educated in the prevention and treatment of trauma: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That May 1988 is designated as "National Trauma Awareness Month", and the Presi- dent of the United States is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved April 26, 1988. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 373 (S.J. Res. 199): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): Feb. 26, S.J. Res. 199 considered and passed Senate. Apr. 12, H.J. Res. 373 considered and passed House. Apr. 14, considered and passed Senate.