DSHS Injury-Related Websites
- EMS Trauma Systems
Regulates Texas EMS and Trauma systems. This website contains information about EMS certification, licensing, trauma designation, and more.
- Governor's EMS & Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC)
Established to promote, develop, and maintain a comprehensive EMS/Trauma System.
- Product Safety
Established to protect the health, safety and welfare of Texans by reducing the risk of illness, injury or death resulting from the reasonable, foreseeable, and customary handling or use of hazardous, or potentially hazardous, consumer products, including children's products.
- Safe Riders
Provides helpful information about child passenger safety (CPS), including links to related local and national websites.
- Texas Poison Center Network
Provides emergency treatment information to Texans for poisonings or toxic exposures.
National Injury Websites
- American Trauma Society (ATS)
Nationwide, nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Includes information on disease outbreaks, health topics, and emergency preparedness.
- Children's Safety Network (CSN)
A resource center for maternal and child health and injury prevention professionals in State and Territorial health departments who are committed to reducing injuries and violence among children and adolescents.
- Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMS-C)
Funds States and U.S. Territories to improve existing emergency medical services (EMS) systems and to develop and evaluate improved procedures and protocols for treating children. The EMS-C is the only federal program focused specifically on improving the quality of children's emergency care.
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
Contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality in the crash.
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.
- National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention (National Center)
The technical support and data center for child fatality reviews. They assist child death review and fetal and infant mortality review programs through the U.S.
- National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
A national program to reduce injury, disability, death, and costs associated with injuries outside the workplace.
- National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA)
An alliance to maximize efforts to prevent drowning through the development and implementation of strategies to facilitate and improve education, public awareness, effective barrier codes, and greater utilization of layers of protection.
- The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC)
A national resource center providing technical assistance to EMS agencies and EMSC projects in developing their data capabilities.
- National Emergency Medical Services Information System (NEMSIS)
A national effort to standardize the data collected by EMS agencies. NEMSIS is the national repository that will be used to potentially store EMS data from every state in the nation.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Responsible for reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
- National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
A national database that links information about the "who", "when", "where", and "how" from violent death data to provide insights into the "why" the deaths occurred.
- Safe Kids Worldwide
A global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury, a leading killer of children ages 14 and under.
- Safe States
A national non-profit organization of professionals committed to strengthening the ability of state, territorial, and local health departments to reduce death and disability associated with injury and violence.
- Think First
Offers programs to educate young people about personal vulnerability and risk taking.
- The World Health Organization (WHO)
The international health work authority that strives to bring the highest level of health to all people.
- Web Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS)
An interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
- Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER)
A CDC database to provide access to public health information for state and local health departments.
Texas Trauma Organizations
- Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum (TTCF)
Promotes and addresses educational needs of the various facilities and institutions that provide trauma care in Texas.
- Texas EMS Trauma & Acute Care Foundation (TETAF)
Created to further develop the Texas EMS, Trauma, and Acute care systems.
The Texas Department of State Health Services does not endorse external links to other websites. These links are informational and may not be accessible to individuals with disabilities.