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 HOTRAC and CTRAC, Christine Reeves, testifies on the use of American Rescue Plan Act funding for the state's trauma and disaster response systems. (October 6, 2021) (Click on the above image to view testimony.)

Former TETAF board member and STRAC executive director, Eric Epley, testifies on current trends of COVID-19 hospitalizations (August 10, 2021) (Click on the above image to play video.)

Former TETAF board member and STRAC executive director, Eric Epley, testifies on Senate Bill (SB) 984. (April 1, 2021) (Click on above image to play video.)

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