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    Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program
    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

    Phone: (512) 776-7111

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Regional Systems of Care

Texas Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative - Regional Systems of Care

The Regional Advisory Councils (RACs), which cover 22 Trauma Service Areas (TSAs) across the state, are partnering with Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agencies and hospitals in their TSA to develop and enhance regional systems of care through quality improvement and data collection initiatives. RACs have worked with DSHS, through the Texas Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative, to collect and report heart attack and stroke related education and data for their respective TSAs. The regional data collection efforts focus on aggregate stroke and heart attack data elements, with a particular focus on ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Reports can be found on the Overview webpage.

Additional Resources

If you would like to contact your RAC, please visit https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/etrarac.shtm.

For questions related to the DSHS Initiative and regional systems of care improvement, please contact:

Heather Bullis, MPH
Program Coordinator
Phone: 512-776-3434
Email: Heather.Bullis@dshs.state.tx.us 

Last updated January 18, 2017