EMSC State Funding
Most of the funding of the EMSC program is distributed directly to the states and territories where pockets of excellence for care delivery and infrastructure development, research, innovation, regionalization efforts, analytics, and quality improvement efforts have demonstrated successes. Other infrastructure support allocated by the program allows for iterative support for program activities within and between the EMSC assets to assure gaps are addressed in a timely fashion within the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.
The relatively small EMSC budget has been leveraged to maximize outcomes for high quality care delivery and enhance infrastructures in the states and territories (and the communities within them) to assure sustainable outcomes. Because the activities of the EMSC program align with the EMSC continuum, reallocation of resources or to resource funding among other programs (eg. trauma, disaster preparedness, etc…) would be unlikely to successfully address the needs of children with severe illness and injury needing emergency care with the same synergism and low cost efforts that currently exists in the current EMSC program structure. Shrinking national community hospital inpatient and/or specialty capability for children’s needs intensifies the need for a broad floor of pediatric readiness in the emergency care continuum; an increasing level of regionalization and interfacility transport of children requires more, not less, application and oversight of programmatic performance measures at the system level in order to identify gaps, drive improvement and transform healthcare for better outcomes for children who have sustained severe illness or trauma.
Below is a list of each state and territory with a breakdown of the EMSC funding received. (All posted in July 2017)