• 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
    • Take Time for Kids
      Focuses on the health and safety of the young child improving access to education and resources among communities to decrease Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), motor vehicle deaths, obesity, and child abuse
    • 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)
    CSN is 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)
    Formed in early 2004 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 EMSC 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)
    Responsible for 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 14 and under
  • STIPDA (The State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association)
    A national non-profit 501(c)(3) 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 Townsafety
    A coalition of key stakeholders that assesses Texas crash, trauma and other traffic data sources and integrates countermeasures 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)
    Directing and coordinating authority on international health work 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 intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities

Last updated December 23, 2013