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The NHTSA's [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] Office of EMS [Emergency Medical Services] "advances a national vision for EMS through projects and research; fosters collaboration among Federal agencies involved in EMS planning; measures the health of Nation's EMS systems; and delivers the data EMS leaders need to help advance their systems. Office of EMS Initiatives [include]: Education - Collecting and sharing standardized EMS data to support improvements in patient care and EMS systems; Workforce - Supporting efforts to strengthen workforce viability nationwide; Research - Analyzing data and measuring performance to enable improvement in EMS systems; EMS Data - Collecting & sharing standardized EMS data to support improvements in patient care and EMS systems; Advancing EMS Systems - Supporting the importance of developing EMS as a coordinated system of care; Preparedness - Fostering collaboration across the Federal government to enhance readiness for catastrophic incidents; Safety - Protecting the health & safety of EMS practitioners and their patients; and 911 System - Providing leadership and coordination to support and promote optimal 911 services."

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