EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT CENTER
The mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma.
To that end, EMSC funds and supports improvements in pediatric emergency care in every state and territory through competitive demonstration grants or cooperative agreements to state governments and accredited schools of medicine.
The four main programs in EMSC are:
- State Partnership (SP) grants that ensure that pediatric emergency care is integrated into the larger emergency medical services system.
- Targeted Issues (TI) grants that support innovative cross-cutting pediatric emergency care projects of national significance.
- State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grants that develop systems of care models to improve pediatric emergency care capacity in rural and tribal communities.
- The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) which supports the infrastructure to conduct meaningful and rigorous multi-institutional studies in the management of acute illness and injury in children across the continuum of emergency medicine.
Announcement| EMSC GRANTEES: Please be sure to make your hotel reservations for the August meeting!
Quality Transformation Meeting: Moving Forward with the Mission
All EMSC Grantees should be planning for a trip to Washington, DC in August. The Grantee Meeting, entitled "Quality Transformation Meeting: Moving Forward with the Mission" is scheduled for August 15-17, 2017. Each EMSC grant or cooperative agreement defines the participants that should plan to attend this meeting. Possible pre-meeting attendance (August 14 & 15) should be discussed with your Project Officer.
For planning purposes the DRAFT Agenda is posted here. Hotel reservations should be made here. Additional updates will be made to the August 2017 Grantee Meeting page. An event registation page will be posted soon.