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30
Sep

Texas Influenza Awareness Day

Monday, October 1 is Texas Influenza Awareness Day and all month long state and federal health officials are encouraging local communities to prepare for flu season. People can help stop…

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04
Oct

HHSC to Welcome New Executive Commissioner

Texas Health & Human Services Commission will welcome a new Executive Commissioner this month to oversee the agency's 60,000 employees and $80 billion biennial budget. Courtney Phillips will officially join the…

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19
Sep

Tune in to the EMS Agenda 2050 National Implementation Forum

The EMS Agenda 2050 National Implementation Forum will be broadcast live tomorrow from Washington, DC. Log-on to the webcast and join the nation-wide collaborative effort to implement a people-centered EMS…

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12
Sep

Report: Hurricane Harvey's Fiscal Impact on State Agencies

The Legislative Budget Board today released their September report on the fiscal impact of Hurricane Harvey on state agencies. Fiscal years 2017 and 2018 actual expenditures through the end of…

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06
Sep

Upcoming Legislative Hearings

As the legislature prepares for the 2019 legislative session, committees are beginning to meet regularly to hear from invited witnesses on issues of importance. BUDGET TETAF continues to be actively…

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04
Sep

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In recent years, suicide prevention and mental health awareness have taken on a larger role in the Texas emergency healthcare community. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and TETAF…

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01
Sep

Get to Know the TETAF Councils (Committees)

The current TETAF bylaws call for the establishment of five councils to support the work of, and make recommendations to, the Board of Directors. It is the intention of the…

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29
Aug

DSHS Releases Hurricane Harvey After Action Report

The Department of State Health Services has released their Hurricane Harvey After Action Report (AAR). The AAR for Hurricane Harvey reflects a post-incident review of state-level public health and medical preparedness and…

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27
Aug

Want to Serve on a GETAC Committee?

Applications to serve on a committee of the Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) will be accepted through September 24.  The application form can be downloaded from the News/Features…

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28
Jul

TETAF Board Meets for Strategic Planning

The TETAF Board of Directors met in Austin July 26-28 for a strategic planning session with consultants Gallegher Integrated Healthcare Strategies to continue the ongoing restructuring and advancement of the…

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06
Nov

Affidavit Needed for Emergency Health Care Run Data

The Office of EMS Trauma Systems is asking EMS providers to submit an affidavit to attest that a good faith effort was made to submit calendar year (CY) 2018 emergency…

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24
Sep

Governor Appoints Five to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council

Five Texans accept new roles to the Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC). Three of the appointees have served in vital positions with TETAF. Governor Greg Abbott appointed Dudley…

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21
Jan

Upcoming TOPIC Courses

Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Courses February 27, 2019, Austin, Texas with the GETAC Committees Level IV TOPIC, February 18, Austin, with GETAC 8 am – 12 noon May 2,…

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26
Oct

RAC R Trains 700 at Santa Fe ISD to Stop the Bleed!

Member Spotlight: East Texas Gulf Coast RAC In 2016, the East Texas Gulf Coast Regional Trauma Advisory Council (RAC-R) committed grant funds to purchase Stop the Bleed Kits to place…

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02
Nov

Get Ready for the 2019 Legislative Session!

The 2019 legislative session is right around the corner and that means it's time for YOU to get involved! Step 1: VOTE! Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. On Monday,…

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05
Nov

San Antonio Leads the Way in Whole Blood

San Antonio paramedics are now carrying whole blood on their ambulances, making it the first large metropolitan area to do so. Research predicts 200 residents could be saved with whole…

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17
Oct

November GETAC Agendas Posted

The Department of State Health Services has posted the agendas for the various November GETAC meetings. _____________________________________________ Wyndham Garden Austin 3401 South IH-35 Austin, Texas 78741 Monday, November 5, 2018…

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12
Oct

GETAC Appointments

The Governor has announced the appointment of three new members of the Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) and the re-appointment of two members. New Appointments: Sharon A. Malone,…

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27
Aug

DSHS Announces Additional Trauma, Stroke Rule Revision Stakeholder Meetings

UPDATED 10/10/2018: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has scheduled additional stakeholder meetings to review the state rules regarding trauma and stroke designation. These meetings are a continuation of…

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30
Sep

Texas Influenza Awareness Day

Monday, October 1 is Texas Influenza Awareness Day and all month long state and federal health officials are encouraging local communities to prepare for flu season. People can help stop…

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