Rhode Island — State Partnership

Rhode Island EMSC Partnership Grant

Jan. 1, 1996 - Present

Grant Number
Project Overview
Ensure that state of the art emergency medical care for the ill and injured child or adolescent; pediatric service is well integrated into an emergency medical service system backed by optimal resources; and that entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents as well as adults, no matter where they live, attend school or travel.
Fund the Pediatric Education Series, offering continuing education to pre-hospital and hospital based emergency providers and school nurses.
Write guidelines to stabilize and manage pediatric emergency patients; transfer inter-hospital transfer, of severely ill or injured pediatric patients, and created a system to recognize hospital emergency department's ability to and care for critically ill and injured pediatric patients once they have been admitted through the emergency department.
Survey emergency departments to ensure that they have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children.
Department of Health, Center for EMS
Main Contact





New England






Name Role(s) Phone Email
Linda Brown, MD
  • Pediatric Medical Director/Advisor
Jason Rhodes, MPA,EMT-C
  • Program Director
(401) 222-2401 jason.rhodes@health.ri.gov
Tara Townsend-Hayes, CCHW
  • FAN
Megan Umbriano
  • Program Manager
(401) 222-2597 megan.umbriano@health.ri.gov


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
Foundations of Pediatric Preparedness Virtual Forum Education Module(s)/Curriculum This forum aims to provide practical skills and easy to use tools to enhance pediatric preparedness in both the prehospital … 2020 Available Online
Must register for OPENPediatrics to access material


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
The Effect of the Familiarity of a Survey Sender on Response Outcomes in a Large-Scale Survey of Emergency Medical Services Agencies Research Paper/Publication Evaluation & the Health Professions 2021
Always Ready for Children: A Regional Approach to Pediatric Recognition in Pediatric Readiness Poster 2021 EMSC All Grantee Meeting 2021