Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC) is mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to serve our 11 county region, also known as Trauma Service Area O (TSA-O). Our objective is to reduce the incidence of trauma, acute illness, and injury through education, data collection/analysis, disaster preparedness, and performance improvement.
CATRAC is comprised of representatives from hospitals, EMS agencies, fire departments, first responders, long-term care facilities, and other healthcare and emergency preparedness related agencies.
CATRAC (TSA-O) region: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, San Saba, Travis, and Williamson Counties
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DonationsCATRAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your support helps us provide the necessary equipment, programs, and services needed to facilitate coordination amongst trauma and emergency healthcare providers in our region. Together we hope to continue to develop an inclusive emergency healthcare system that provides effective disaster preparedness, education, injury prevention, and emergency healthcare services to ensure the highest quality of patient care for our region.