Big Country Regional Advisory Council ("RAC") was formed in each region to develop and implement the trauma
system for that region.  Since no funding was trauma incidents, preventable deaths, reduce the severity of
trauma-related disability and to make sure that all Texas trauma victims receive the best care possible.  For the
past few years, we have also been helping hospitals make sure they are prepared to respond to a bioterrorism
attack or a wide-scale natural disaster.

The Big Country Regional Advisory Council (TSA-D) was incorporated on August 12, 1994 and services the
following counties:

             Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell,
             Jones, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Shackelford and  Stephens


The mission of the Big Country Regional Advisory Council is to facilitate the development, implementation and
operation of  a comprehensive emergency services plan encompassing all health-care related issues,
including, but not limited to, trauma, natural and man-made disasters, as well as medical and population
specific needs based on accepted standards of care to decrease morbidity and mortality as defined by Texas
Department of State Health Services.  The organization will solicit participation from all health-care facilities,
organizations, professional societies, community representatives and entitles related to health-care within the
designated trauma service area.  It will encourage multi-community participation in providing health-care, work to
promote the improvement of facilities and services, and cooperate with all entities, agencies, and organizations
in the establishment of an efficient and effective system of health-care for all whom may require such services.