HRSA Awards $3.4 Million for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Oct 12, 2011, 13:45 ET from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  

"The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships between families and professionals," said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.

Awards were made in two funding initiatives. The State Implementation Grant for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN and the Innovative Evidence Based Models for CYSHCN.

The State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN provide funding to state partners, including State Title V Programs, family organizations, and providers to focus on statewide improvements. The Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN is a new initiative that funds models of care that are evidence based and can be spread to other communities.

Awardees include:

State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN


Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

Montgomery

Ala.

$300,000

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Anchorage

Alaska

$300,000

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute

Little Rock

Ark.

$286,403

Delaware Department of Health & Social Services

Dover

Del.

$300,000

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Louisville

Ky.

$300,000

Louisiana Office of Public Health

New Orleans

La.

$299,580

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center

Toledo

Ohio

$299,991

State of Washington Department of Health

Olympia

Wash.

$300,000




Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN


Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Chicago

Ill.

$86,500

University of Iowa

Iowa City

Iowa

$86,497

Michigan Department of Community Health

Lansing

Mich.

$86,500

Family Voices of Minnesota

Stillwater

Minn.

$86,446

PACER Center, Inc.

Minneapolis

Minn.

$86,500

Curators, University of Missouri on behalf of UMKC

Kansas City

Mo.

$86,500

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey

Newark

N.J.

$86,500

Wake Forest University of Health Sciences

Winston-Salem        

N.C.  

$86,495

Oregon Health and Science University

Portland

Ore.

$86,500

Pennsylvania Department of Health

Harrisburg

Pa.

$86,500

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston    

Texas  

$86,500

Bi-State Primary Care Association

Montpelier

Vt.

$86,500




For more information about programs for children and youth with special healthcare needs, go to  www.mchb.hrsa.gov.

The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.

SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)



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