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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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30
Aug

TETAF Board Meeting

The next quarterly TETAF Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 beginning promptly at 5:00 p.m. Light appetizers will be served starting before the meeting at 4:30…

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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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23
Jul

EMS for Children Conducting Survey of Emergency Departments

The Texas EMS for Children Program is currently conducting a survey of emergency departments throughout the state. They are encouraging hospitals to complete the survey online in order to help them…

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27
Jun

DSHS Schedules Stakeholder Meetings: Trauma, Stroke, Maternal Care

The Department of State Health Services has scheduled stakeholder meetings to review and take comment on the state rules regarding trauma and stroke designation for revision. UPDATE: The state will be working…

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15
Jun

TETAF Testifies on Upcoming DSHS Budget Proposal

TETAF would like to thank those who attended the DSHS legislative appropriation request (LAR) hearings around the state on Monday. TETAF CEO Dinah S. Welsh was joined by speakers Darrell…

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21
Jun

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…

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25
May

House Appropriations Committee Reviews Impact of Hurricane Harvey

The House Appropriations Committee met yesterday to examine the use of federal funds by state agencies responding to the effects of Hurricane Harvey and identify opportunities to maximize the use…

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24
May

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…

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23
May

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…

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23
May

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…

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18
May

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…

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16
May

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…

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