Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Council (CBRAC)
The Mission of the Coastal Bend Regional Advisory Council Trauma Service Area U is to reduce death/disability related to trauma, acute illness, injury and disaster through implementation of appropriate education and well-planned and coordinated disaster and emergency response systems. CBRAC-U is a non-profit 501(c)3
Trauma Service Area U (CBRAC-U) includes the following counties Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, Jim Wells, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio. This represents 12,424 square miles and over 597,800 people. TSA-U has a level II Trauma Center, a level III Children’s Hospital and eight level IV facilities as well as Primary Certified Stroke Centers with PCI and Accredited Chest Pain Centers.
The purpose of a Regional Advisory Council (RAC) is to develop, implement and monitor a regional emergency medical services (EMS) trauma system plan to facilitate
trauma system networking within its TSA or group of TSAs. A RAC is an organized group of healthcare entities and other concerned citizens who have an interest in improving and organizing trauma care within a specified Trauma Service Area (TSA). RAC membership may include hospitals, physicians, nurses, EMS providers, rehabilitation facilities, dispatchers, as well as other community groups.