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| A new collaborative -- Peadiatric Readiness Quality Collaborative -- learn more!
The EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center is spearheading a QI collaborative to assist state programs in accelerating their progress in improving the pediatric readiness of EDs through new interventions. A Train-the-Trainer model will be used to provide regional networks with tools to improve pediatric readiness. Learn more at webinars on August 28 or 29. Sign up here.