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EMS for Children (EMSC) Notice of Funding Opportunity

Jan 20, 2019

[From the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)]

Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Targeted Issues grant program (Targeted Issues NOFO). This program will provide funding for investigator-initiated research projects to demonstrate the link between system readiness improvements within hospital and prehospital emergency medical systems and improved clinical care and better health outcomes among pediatric patients.  
There will be 4 grants awarded at $325,000 a year for 4 years.
There are two categories of awards:
  • Readiness of Emergency Departments (EDs) to Care for Children. These projects will focus on how adoption of these AAP-ACEP- ENA ED guidelines is associated with changes in the quality of pediatric clinical care and improved health outcomes.
  • System Readiness Improvements in EMSC Performance Measures. The projects will demonstrate the impact on delivery of optimal clinical care and improved pediatric health outcomes specific to two EMSC Performance Measures: 
    • Pediatric Emergency Care Coordination in Pre-Hospital Settings (EMSC Performance Measure 02): The presence of a designated individual or combination of individuals responsible for key coordination roles focused on improving pediatric care within a local EMS agency. 
    • Hospital Recognition for Pediatric Medical Emergencies (EMSC Performance Measure 04): Hospitals with an ED that are recognized through a statewide, territorial, or regional standardized program as able to stabilize and/or manage pediatric medical emergencies.
Applications due: April 11, 2019
There will be a Technical assistance Call for interested potential applicants on: January 31, 2019 at 2 PM EST and information on accessing this is available in the NOFO.