Four states receive grants through Rural Expansion Program

  • Published August 30, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program has announced four supplemental grant recipients through its State Partnership Rural Expansion Program.

The recipients are:

  1. Colorado EMSC
  2. Kentucky EMSC
  3. Tennessee EMSC
  4. Wisconsin EMSC

The funded programs respond to gaps in the readiness to care for children in prehospital EMS and emergency departments in rural, remote, and/or tribal areas. The programs focus on the following objectives:

  1. Increase the number of hospitals in rural, remote, and/or tribal communities that are recognized by a state, regional, or territorial pediatric medical recognition program; or
  2. Increase the number of pediatric emergency care coordinators in rural, remote, and/or tribal EMS agencies.

More information on the grants will be available soon.