H.J.Res. 373 (100th): A joint resolution to designate May 1988 as “National Trauma Awareness Month”.

100th Congress, 1987–1988. Text as of Apr 26, 1988 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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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.