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Injury Prevention

Keeping Kids Safe in Vehicles This Summer

Today is the first day of summer and already 16 children have died in hot cars this year. This is completely preventable and injury prevention advocates today are spreading the word about vehicle safety. Last year, 46 children died in America due to heatstroke from a hot car. We can do better! is promoting…

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New Study on Non-Traffic Injuries and Fatalities

While significant reductions in vehicle crash-related child fatalities have occurred over the past few decades, less is known about non-traffic injuries and fatalities and around motor vehicles. A new study in the Traffic Injury Prevention Journal describes the national incidence of various non-traffic incidents, injuries and fatalities to children in the United States using a comprehensive, longstanding…

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Governor Signs Statewide Texting Ban

The Governor today signed HB 62 into law, creating a statewide texting ban. The bill will take effect Sept. 1, 2017. HB 62 is the result of years of dedicated advocacy by injury prevention and emergency healthcare professionals around the state.

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Sign up for Zika Updates and Resources

The Department of State Health Services has created a new listserv to share information and resources about Zika virus. Subscribers will receive email notifications about national and state resources as well as important updates and alerts. To subscribe, click here or visit the Health Care Provider page of and click “Sign up for e-mail updates” in…

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State Campaign Focuses on Protection Against Zika

A new campaign from the Texas Department of State Health Services reinforces what people can do to “not give Zika a biting chance” this summer. The campaign, which launched May 27, features public service announcements on radio and television along with online and outdoor ads reminding people they should prevent Zika by removing standing water,…

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GETAC Resources

Due to problems with the DSHS website, TETAF is hosting various GETAC documents for your convenience: Bicycle Injuries Occupant vs. Non-Occupant Injuries Epi Guidelines: Using EMS Response Time Hospital Impact of Injuries Burden of Injuries Firearm Report Pediatric Report Data Request from the Trauma Committee   2016 GETAC Trauma Center Survey 2016 GETAC Trauma Service…

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