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Serving the Texas Trauma &
Emergency Healthcare Community


TETAF has an outstanding team of credentialed surveyors trained to provide trauma, stroke and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) designation surveys throughout Texas.


TETAF offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year and is an approved provider of continuing nursing education and EMS continuing education.


TETAF provides testimony, advises lawmakers and actively pursues legislation to provide the best trauma and emergency healthcare for all Texans.

TETAF Was Created to Help Improve the Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System for All Texans.

TETAF was created to support the development of the state trauma and emergency healthcare system and provides designation surveys, advocacy and educational opportunities throughout the state.

TETAF was granted authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2008 to provide verification surveys for Level III and Level IV designated trauma facilities, and in 2009 the first TETAF staff was hired to begin fully implementing TETAF’s mission. TETAF is now approved to perform trauma, NICU and stroke surveys.

TETAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin.

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TETAF Hot Topics & News

TETAF November General Meeting at 7:00 am Nov 19

The Texas EMS, Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF) will meet in Fort Worth on Sunday, November 19th at 7:00 am for the quarterly general meeting. TETAF will be meeting during the morning in order to accommodate the competing schedules of our stakeholders, GETAC and the Texas EMS Conference.

TETAF General Meeting
Sunday, November 19, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 am
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Ballroom E
1300 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX

Each RAC should plan to send their designated voting member to this meeting, as a vote will take place on the proposed bylaw reforms. An agenda and additional information will be provided prior to the meeting.

All TETAF general meetings are open to the public. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Please contact Courtney DeBower with any questions.

Texas Perinatal Services Program Now Scheduling NICU Surveys — Dates Available!

TETAF’s Texas Perinatal Services Program, an approved Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) surveying entity by the Texas Department of State Health Services, continues to schedule surveys for 2017 and beyond.

We have a large team of surveyors available and will work with your facility to accommodate your preferred dates.

Requests for Survey can be submitted through our services page. More information on TETAF survey services is available here. Additional NICU resources are also available in the TETAF Resources Library.

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TETAF Hospital Data Management Course Coming to Houston

The next TETAF Hospital Data Management Course will take place Nov. 29-30 in Houston. The course is designed to improve the skill sets of the data entry specialist specific to data input, data abstraction and statistical reporting, which are used to improve the state’s emergency care system. Registration is available online.

News from the Blog

  • The Perinatal Advisory Council will have its fifth and final meeting of 2017 on Monday November 20th from 10:30-3:30 in Austin.  They will meet in the public hearing rooms (1st flo...

  • The Texas Health & Human Services Commission has posted several new presentations related to Hurricane Harvey: Hurricane Harvey Evacuation and Impacts to the State Operated Fac...

  • Today’s 10:00 am Senate HHS Hearing on Hurricane Harvey can be viewed online here....

  • The Senate Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00am to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges including:  Trauma Funding: Review r...

  • The Texas Trauma Quality Improvement Program Collaborative (Texas TQIP) is hiring a part-time contractor for 2018 to assist the elected leadership in implementing the goals of the ...

  • HHS Commissioner Charles Smith today presented on the state response to Hurricane Harvey at a joint hearing of the House Public Health and House Human Services Committees. His pres...

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Just Drive Social Media Campaign

TETAF has launched a social media campaign as part of the Just Drive injury prevention initiative. Like us on Facebook at: Just Drive TETAF and follow us on Twitter: @JustDrive_TETAF. Check out the social media guide to learn how you can help spread the work via social media. Read more about the campaign and how to get involved and access campaign materials.


Trauma System Areas with RAC Oversight


Designated Trauma Facilities in Texas


2015 Texas Trauma Fatality Rate


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