National Emergency Medicine Assoc. (NEMA)



The National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA) is
a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 1982. Committed to trauma prevention and the delivery of quality emergency medical services at each stage of trauma, emphasis is on first response at the time of emergency. Our mission statement is what drives all of NEMA's education programs in trauma prevention.

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NEMA's most celebrated special program is our Radio Program Series "The Heart of the Matter", which delivers up to the minute information on a wide range of health matters heard Nationwide.

Through two other special programs, the National Heart Council (NHC) and the National Stroke Council (NSC), we disseminate useful information on how to avoid heart attack and stroke and how to deliver emergency medical assistance before professionals arrive.

The Kids Do Matter program proactively works to prevent childhood trauma including child abuse, accidents and more, by supporting agencies teaching parenting skills. Finally, our most recent program, Senior's Life Council has published a booklet, "Be Safe: One Hundred Practical Ways Seniors Can Protect Themselves Against Crime".

What you can find on Our WEB Site:

Our Mission Statement
Our Special Programs
"Heart of the Matter" Radio Program Topic List and the most recent transcripts
NEMA's Grants Program
Support Information
Contact Information

Our Mission

The Mission of the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA) is to foster the development and delivery of quality emergency services that address health and social issues through education and applied research. NEMA is concerned with every stage of emergency, paying particular attention to the prevention of emergency and to the excellence of response when emergencies occur.

Current Special Programs

1 National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA) 
2 National Heart Council (NHC)
3 National Stroke Council (NSC)
4 Kids Do Matter (CHILD)
5 Senior's Life Council (SENIORS)
6 "The Heart of the Matter" (HOM)

NEMA's Grants Program

NEMA grants emphasize cardiac-related clinical and applied research, wellness education programs and trauma support services. NEMA works with other non-profit organizations through it's special programs, the National Heart Council and National Stroke Council.

Numerous grants have provided essential funding to physicians, health clinics, trauma centers and hospital centers like St. Agnes Hospital's Coronary Care Unit in Catonsville, MD.

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NEMA is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We receive no federal funding but are supported exclusively through the generosity of private donors across the country.To support the life saving efforts of the National Emergency Medicine Association, you may send your donations or make your bequest to our address below.

Making a gift to The National Heart Council or National Stroke Council whether during your lifetime or through your will -- is one of the most gratifying acts a person can perform. You know that your gift will go to support an organization whose goals and ideals you share.

Contact Information

We'd love to hear from you,

For information on:

  1. How to make donations.
  2. Memorials or bequests
  3. Transcripts from "The Heart of the Matter"
  4. Static cling "Warning Labels" for heart attack, stroke and first aid kits.
Postal address
306 W. Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21204
Electronic mail
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Copyright 1997 National Emergency Medicine Assoc., Inc.
Last modified: January 25, 2022