On Wednesday, May 10, 2023, the New York Chapter hosted a training at the New York State legislative offices. The event was sponsored by Senate Health Committee Chairman, Senator Gustavo Rivera. Attendees included representatives from the Senate, Assembly, the Medical State Society of New York, and other interested stakeholders. As a result of the training, legislative offices are interested in learning more about hosting trainings in their districts. The Chapter continues to support legislation (A3868) that would place STB kits in schools across New York.
Additionally due to the Chapter's efforts, the Governor Hochul has officially proclaimed May as STOP THE BLEED month in New York!
We look forward to making this an annual event.
The Chapter is grateful to the NY Division of the New York State Trauma Society for helping to coordinate, volunteer and provide the free training. We'd also like to thank Kurt Edwards, MD, FACS, Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care in the Department of Surgery at Albany Medical Center for providing opening remarks and helping to advocate for efforts to advance STB in the state.