Resources

  • DSHS Injury-Related Websites
    • EMS Trauma Systems
      Regulates EMS and trauma systems in Texas. This website contains information about EMS certification and licensure, trauma designation and more
    • Product Safety
      Established to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Texas 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 the citizens of Texas for poisonings or toxic exposures.
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
      Provides helpful information about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including links to related local and national websites
  • ATS (American Trauma Society)
    Nationwide, nonprofit, voluntary organization dedicated to the prevention of trauma and improvement of trauma care.
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    Includes information on disease outbreaks, health topics, and emergency preparedness.
  • CSN (Children's Safety Network)
    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.
  • EMS-C (Emergency Medical Services for Children)
    EMS-C grants fund 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 EMSC program is the only federal program that focuses specifically on improving the quality of children’s emergency care.
  • FARS (Fatality Analysis Reporting System)
    Contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on a public roadway and involve a fatality in the crash.
  • MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
    MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking.
  • NCIPC (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)
    A national program to reduce injury, disability, death, and costs associated with injuries outside the workplace.
  • NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance)
    A site 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.
  • NEDARC (The National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center)
    A national resource center that provides technical assistance to EMS agencies and EMS-C projects in developing their data capabilities.
  • NEMSIS (National Emergency Medical Services Information System)
    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.
  • NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
    Focused on reducing deaths, injuries, and economic losses resulting from motor vehicle crashes.
  • 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.
  • STIPDA (The State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association)
    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.
  • Texas Town Safety
    A coalition of key stakeholders that assesses Texas crash, trauma, and other traffic data sources and integrates counter measures to reduce serious traffic injuries and fatalities.
  • Think First
    Offers programs to educate young people about personal vulnerability and risk taking.
  • TTCF (Texas Trauma Coordinators Forum)
    Promotes and addresses educational needs of the various facilities and institutions that provide trauma care in Texas.
  • WHO (The World Health Organization)
    The international health work authority that strives to bring the highest level of health to all people.
  • WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System)
    An interactive database system that provides customized reports of injury-related data.

External links to other sites are informational. and the Texas Department of State Health Services does not endorse them. These sites may also not be accessible to individuals with disabilities.