Welcome to EMSC
July 2016 - The web resources of the EMSC National Resource Center (NRC) have moved to the new EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) website. For more information or assistance during the transition of assets from the NRC to the EIIC (including missing materials or broken links) please contact the EIIC. To learn more about the EIIC, please visit the About Us page.
The EIIC is a HRSA MCHB funded center designed to guide development and strategic change with the EMSC program based on quality improvement initiatives.
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.