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Welcome to the Injury Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch


The mission of the Injury Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch is to improve the health
of Texans by reducing morbidity and mortality resulting from unintentional and intentional injuries.

Our vision is to continually improve the surveillance of reportable events through the use
of the EMS & Trauma Registries and other population-based data sources, assess Texas’
EMS and trauma care systems utilizing epidemiological principles and public health best practices,
and to share knowledge through data dissemination, presentations, and reports for the benefit of public health.

Important News and Updates

View previous recorded webinars at the following link: Previous Webinars
ICD-10 Transition Information - Click Here
Sample Business Associate Agreement (BAA) - Please note this is a sample BAA for reference only - Click Here to Download

In addition, the Injury Epidemiology & Surveillance Branch analyzes data collected on all calls by the Texas Poison Center Network (TPCN), which consists of six poison centers that cover the entire state. Each year, the TPCN receives over 150,000 cases about potentially adverse exposures to a wide variety of substances.

EMS & Trauma Registries

The EMS & Trauma Registries (ETR) is made up of five registries: EMS Registry; Traumatic Brain Injury Registry;
Spinal Cord Injury Registry; Submersion Registry; and other acute Traumatic Injury Registry. The ETR is a
statewide passive surveillance system that collects reportable event data from EMS providers, hospitals, Justices of
the Peace, Medical Examiners, and rehabilitation facilities. Texas is home to one of the largest EMS registries in
the United States with more than 2.6 million EMS runs received annually.

Learn more about data reporting requirements for the EMS & Trauma Registries
Portal to the EMS & Trauma Registries.
EMS & Trauma Registries Advisory Workgroup.
Link to the Texas Poison Center Network.
Contact Us.

Customer Service

Your questions are important to us and we will respond as soon as possible.  Please send your customer service request to the Texas EMS & Trauma Registries Operations Support Team: injury.web@dshs.state.tx.us or call 1-800-242-3562. 


Last updated November 06, 2015