Advocacy

Your Voice on Trauma & Emergency Health Care at the Texas Capitol

Trauma & Emergency Health Care Advocacy

Since 2009, TETAF has been active at the Texas Capitol providing services in the advocacy, public policy, and regulatory arenas. TETAF has become the go-to source for lawmakers as it fills a unique niche representing the different aspects of the health care system. TETAF successfully advocates on behalf of the Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) and for needs in trauma care, emergency and acute care, maternal care, and neonatal care in Texas. 

Meet Our Lead Advocate

Dinah Welsh

Dinah Welsh

TETAF President and CEO
Lead Advocate

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TETAF Advocacy and Legislative News

Legislative Testimony

TETAF Board of Directors member and executive director of the Border Regional Advisory Council (BorderRAC), Wanda Helgesen, provided testimony on the public health data interim charge during the Texas Senate Health and Human Services committee meeting. (June 27, 2022) (Click on the above image to play the video.)

Former TETAF board member and STRAC executive director, Eric Epley, provided testimony on the public health data interim charge during the Texas Senate Health and Human Services committee meeting. (June 27, 2022) (Click on the above image to play the video.)

TETAF Board of Directors member and practice medical director at Pediatrix and Obstetrix Specialists of Houston, Dr. David Weisoly, provided testimony on the public health data interim charge during the Texas Senate Health and Human Services committee meeting. (June 27, 2022) (Click on above image to play the video.)

TETAF board member and Border RAC executive director, Wanda Helgesen, testifies during the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Article II meeting. (March 5, 2021)