TETAF | Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy
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Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy


Your Voice on Trauma & Emergency Healthcare at the Texas Capitol

Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Advocacy

TETAF has been active at the Texas Capitol since 2009, providing services in the advocacy, public policy, communications and regulatory arenas. TETAF has become known as the go-to source for lawmakers on trauma and emergency healthcare. Filling a unique niche by representing the system as a whole, TETAF is able to successfully advocate on behalf of hospitals, EMS providers, Regional Advisory Councils and the Emergency Medical Task Force.

Governor Abbott Calls for Special Session

The Governor has called for a special session to begin July 18 at the state capitol. Governor Abbott has called legislators back to Austin to address sunset legislation intended to keep 5 state boards operating, including the Texas Medical Board.

He has indicated that once the sunset legislation is passed, he will consider signing a range of other bills laid out in his supplemental call proclamation.

Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Day at the Capitol a Success!

Thank you to the advocates from across the state who joined us in Austin Feb. 21 for our biannual Trauma & Emergency Healthcare Day at the Capitol. We could not be successful without the work of these amazing doctors, nurses, EMTs and RAC staff. And special thanks to the survivors who joined us to share firsthand their experience with the state’s trauma system!

Photos from Capitol
House Resolution
Senate Resolution

Meet Our
Advocacy Team

Dinah Welsh, TETAF CEO, Lead Advocate

Dinah Welsh

TETAF CEO, Lead Advocate

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Courtney DeBower

TETAF Legislative Communications

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