Governor’s EMS and Trauma Advisory Council (GETAC) - Injury Prevention and Public Education Committee Agenda

July 30, 2021 - 9:00 am

United States

There is no physical location for this meeting

Due to health precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Zoom Meeting.

Access the online meeting here.
Meeting ID: 817 0554 7738
Passcode: 889977

Call to Order

Roll Call

Reading of the GETAC Vision and Mission Statements

GETAC Vision:
A unified, comprehensive, and effective Emergency Healthcare System

GETAC Mission:
To promote, develop, and advance an accountable, patient-centered Trauma and Emergency Healthcare System.

Review and approval of January and May 2021 minutes

GETAC Chair comments

EMS/Trauma Systems update

DSHS Office of Injury Prevention update

Discussion and possible action on the following items:

  1. Position statement on Child Passenger Safety Program
  2. Update on meeting with EMS Education, EMS Medical Directors, and EMS Committees to address disability and death in EMS workers
  3. Open discussion on injuries and violence during COVID-19 and reimagining prevention post-COVID
  4. Initiatives, programs, and potential research that might improve injury prevention and public education efforts in Texas

General Public Comment
(Comment time may be limited at Chair’s discretion)

Summary of action items for GETAC meeting report


Review and list agenda items for next meeting

Future meeting dates


Public Comment: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) welcomes public comments pertaining to topics related to Emergency Health Care. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in this process by providing written public comment to DSHS by emailing no later than 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2021. Please include your name and either the organization you are representing or that you are speaking as a private citizen. Written comments are limited to three minutes and will be read during the meeting for consideration by the Council. The request must contain your name, the name of the organization you represent or that you are speaking as a private citizen, and your direct phone number.

Public comment is limited to three minutes. Speakers must state their name, affiliation, and on whose behalf they are speaking. Public members who are using handouts are asked to provide an electronic copy in accessible pdf format that will be distributed by DSHS staff to Council members, State staff and for public distribution. Handouts are limited to two pages (paper size: 8.5” by 11”, one side only) of documentation. Handouts must be emailed to DSHS no later than 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2021, and include the name of the person who will be commenting.

Note: These procedures may be revised at the discretion of DSHS.

Contact: Questions regarding agenda items, content, or meeting arrangements should be directed to Robert Friedrich, DSHS, 512-484-8113, or

People with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and require auxiliary aids or services should contact Robert Friedrich at 512-484-8113 or at least 72 hours before the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.