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ASPR Updates Guidance on EMTALA & Disasters

The United States Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistance Secretary for Preparedness and Response, has recently updated their fact sheet on EMTALA and disasters. EMTALA is a federal law that requires all Medicare-participating hospitals with emergency departments to to treat all individuals that come to the ED regardless of the individual’s ability to pay.…

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DSHS to Host Stakeholder Meetings on 2020-2021 Budget

On Monday, June 11, the Department of State Health Services will host an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the upcoming legislative appropriations request (LAR). While there is no guarantee that legislators will appropriate the items included in an LAR, it is used as a guide for lawmakers and is considered to be the funding…

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HHSC Awards $15 Million in Grant Funding for Mental Health

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is awarding up to $15 million in grant funds to 31 governmental entities and nonprofit organizations located across the state to provide mental health services to communities. Grants will fund community programs to expand treatment, promote recovery and improve quality of life for individuals with mental illness. Examples…

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Together, We Are Making An Impact

It’s human nature to sometimes wonder if what we are doing is making an impact. We get busy with the work at hand, and too often don’t stop to assess the progress and applaud the triumphs. TETAF is no different. We are a busy team whose work reaches every corner of the state. We’re carrying…

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National Trauma Survivors Day

Today is National Trauma Survivors Day. TETAF is thankful, today and always, to all the survivors who have volunteered with us at the Capitol over the years to educate lawmakers on the lifesaving Texas Trauma System.   Learn more about National Trauma Survivors Day online.

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TETAF Releases Impact Report

At tonight’s board meeting, TETAF released the 2015-2017 impact report. The report details the actions and accomplishments of the foundation over the past few years. Download the report here.

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It’s Your Week – Thank You, Nurses!

Around the country this week, hospitals will be rolling out the red carpet to celebrate their modern-day Florence Nightingales as part of National Nurses Week. This year marks the 64th year for the annual celebration, first held in 1954 on the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s famous mission to Crimea. A lot has changed in medicine…

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May is 30th Annual National Trauma Awareness Month

In 1988, Ronald Reagan recognized the need for trauma awareness and established May as the month for education and prevention activities. For the past 30 years, trauma leaders in Texas, and around the nation, have spearheaded efforts to educate the public, prevent traumatic injury and improve trauma care for all. Past campaigns have included: Stop…

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May is 30th Annual National Trauma Awareness Month

In 1988, Ronald Reagan recognized the need for trauma awareness and established May as the month for education and prevention activities. For the past 30 years, trauma leaders in Texas, and around the nation, have spearheaded efforts to educate the public, prevent traumatic injury and improve trauma care for all. Past campaigns have included: Stop…

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Submit Your Nominations for the Texas EMS Awards

The Department of State Health Services is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Texas EMS Awards, to be presented during the Texas EMS Conference in November. Nominations will be accepted until September 28, 2018. Award Categories 2018 EMS Educator Award honors a state-certified EMS instructor or course coordinator who advances EMS education in Texas through innovation, collaboration…

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