Welcome to the Mountain Area Trauma Regional Advisory Committee (MATRAC) website. We are one of eight Regional Advisory Committees (RAC's) in North Carolina. Our main purpose is regional trauma system development and disaster preparedness. We hope you find this website both useful and informative.
Trauma is the leading cause of death to persons under 45 years of age and the costliest form of healthcare in America! MATRAC is a network of providers with a vested interest in reducing traumatic injuries and death, providing appropriate trauma care, and increasing trauma system awareness and education.
Every year, both natural and man-made disasters impact millions of people worldwide! Many of the same agencies and organizations that deal with trauma also respond to disasters. Therefore; disaster planning, response, and recovery are an integral component of the Mountain Area Trauma Regional Advisory Committee.