State Partnership Grants
The overall mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program is to reduce the prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury.
To accomplish this mission, the EMSC Program works to institutionalize pediatric-centered healthcare programs within States, and promotes the value and importance of integration. Integrating the pediatric population's emergency healthcare needs and resources will improve the process, access, and delivery of the emergency medical services system to respond, provide intervention, and transport to the most appropriate healthcare facility; and the pediatric-readiness of health institutions to medically manage and adequately treat children in emergency situations all across the country. The purpose of the EMSC State Partnership (SP) Program is to assist States/Territories to expand and improve their capacity to reduce and ameliorate pediatric emergencies. Special care is taken to include children with special health needs, culturally distinct populations and historically underrepresented groups, including the U.S. Territories, the Freely Associated States, and American Indian/Native Americans.
Using existing research-based knowledge, state-of-the-art systems development approaches, and the experience and products of previous EMSC grantees, State Partnership grants are intended to solidify the integration of a pediatric focus within state EMS systems. States are guided by Standards of Achievement through Program-defined Performance Measures. The Performance Measures are the primary goals, objectives and priorities of the EMSC State Partnership Program.
New SP Managers/Coordinators and Directors
New SP Managers and Directors should refer to the following EIIC pages for assistance:
For further Assistance
For assistance with Grants Management, please contact your HRSA Program Director or Grants Management Official.
For assistance with state wide data collection or performance measures, contact NEDARC using this page as a guide.
For assistance with Quality Improvement, Facility Recognition, or other improvement or dissemination activities, email EMSCImprovement@texaschildrens.org
For assistance with State Partnership management support, please contact Katrina Altenhofen, State Partnership Domain Lead.
If you do not know who to contact for assistance, please contact EMSC Technical Assistance at HRSAEMSC@hrsa.gov.