Fellows are invited to serve on national steering committees during the one-year program. These national steering committees aim to improve outcomes in pediatric settings by leveraging quality improvement science and multidisciplinary, multisystem collaboration. Fellows will be assigned to a single area of focus with national mentorship that provides ongoing support and opportunities for participation.
What does the program involve?
Appointments: 1-year program
Time commitment: 2-4 hours a month
How do I apply?
Candidates are assessed through a formal application process. To apply, you will need to submit the following:
- Completed program application (see link below)
- Current resume/CV
- Letter of interest, not exceeding two pages. Highlight your relevant skills, qualifications, experiences, and passions around the pediatric emergency care continuum.
Fellows will represent one of the following areas:
Leaders at the Child Health Policy and Advocacy Center at University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies work collaboratively with the EMSC Family Advisory Network to support community engagement, state and national initiatives, and increase awareness of pediatric emergency care needs and healthcare disparities, all the while, placing patients and families at the heart of our work.
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 and to develop a program to recognize EDs in their state that are ready to care for children with medical emergencies. State improvement teams will benefit by interacting with experts in both pediatric readiness and facility recognition, as well as a cadre of QI specialists.
The EIIC Disaster Domain seeks to support EMSC grantees and stakeholders to better prepare for disasters in a way that takes the specific needs of children into consideration. We offer a variety of resources and tools to facilitate disaster preparedness activities by healthcare providers, public health departments, schools, and family/caregivers.
Much of the Hospital Based Care work carried out at the EIIC is currently focused on the National Pediatric Readiness Project and other Quality Improvement Collaboratives. The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children.
The Knowledge Management domain’s mission is to deliver knowledge and evidence-based science in a variety of formats (webinars, podcasts, videos, learning modules, simulation cases, infographics, etc.) and to create a dynamic and comprehensive central home for knowledge synthesis, content creation and curation, and content dissemination. The KM domain seeks to deliver the latest knowledge in diverse formats to match each EMSC target-audience’s needs: 1) scientific community (clinicians and researchers), 2) EMSC stakeholders, 3) advocates, and 4) the public.
The Prehospital Domain supports the efforts of the Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project (PPRP), the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) Community of Practice (CoP), and EIIC Quality Collaboratives that reach prehospital providers. Additionally, we represent the EIIC in various national projects and collaboratives that deal with prehospital issues, to include: prehospital evidence-based guidelines, injury prevention, equipment guidelines, and safe transportation of children.