Mr. Charles Owens, director of the Center for Public Health Practice and Research at the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Georgia Southern University, was recently awarded a $70,000.00 contract from the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The team includes Ms. Angie Peden, center coordinator, Dr. Britton McKay, associate professor, & Mr. Spencer Barron, graduate assistant. The award supports the completion of a one year study to facilitate statewide input from the EMS community to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats facing the Georgia EMS system. Georgia’s EMS program is now turning 50 years of age and with the evolving health care environment it is important to assess Georgia’s EMS delivery systems position and director for the future. This work is the first part of a two year project that will provide foundation direction for EMS policy and practice.