About Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
EIIC aims to accelerate the work of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program. The EIIC website serves as a source of EMSC-wide information.
The program is housed under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) within the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The EMSC Program includes:
- The EMSC Innovation & Improvement Center
- The EMSC Data Center
- The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network
- State Partnership Programs
- Targeted Issues Grants
The EMSC Program also supports cross-cutting initiatives like the National Pediatric Readiness Project and the National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project and works closely with the Pediatric Pandemic Network, which is part of HRSA's EMSC Branch.
Improving care for nearly 40 years
Recognizing the paucity of adequate pediatric emergency care nationwide, the EMSC program was authorized and funded by Congress in 1984. For 30 years, the program has strived to reduce pediatric mortality and morbidity across the nation through research, practice, and partnership.