To reduce injury, death and disability by:

       Elevating trauma on the national research agenda

       Increasing scientific knowledge related to trauma,   
         burns and injury prevention

       Changing clinical practice throughout the state, nation
        and world

To stop unnecessary suffering from trauma through prevention, education and research, and ultimately decrease rates of death and disability in trauma patients. NTI will be recognized as the premiere grant-making institution for translational trauma research.

The Facts About Trauma in the U.S.

■ Trauma is the #1 cause of death for Americans between 1 and 46 years old.

■ Trauma is the #3 cause of death overall.

■ Each year, trauma accounts for 41 million
ER visits and 2 million
hospital admissions.

■ Trauma injury accounts for 30% of all life years lost.

■ The economic burden of trauma is more than $671 billion annually.

■ Each year, more than 192,000 people lose their lives to trauma.