Wisconsin — State Partnership

Wisconsin EMSC Partnership Grant & Rural Expansion Project

Jan. 1, 1987 - Present

Grant Number
Project Overview
In collaboration with the Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, EMS Section, we work to meet the national EMSC performance measures related to improving pre-hospital and emergency care for kids. We provide training, resources and support to each of Wisconsin’s 128 emergency departments and more than 700 emergency medical service agencies.

Wisconsin also received funding for the EMS for Children State Partnership Rural Expansion Program grant. With this funding, Wisconsin EMSC will establish a voluntary hospital recognition program for pediatric medical emergencies and collaborate with statewide partners and staff at rural critical access hospitals to develop criteria for a hospital recognition program. The program will work with a minimum of five rural critical access hospitals to achieve hospital recognition. The voluntary hospital recognition program for pediatric medical emergencies will 1) assist emergency medical facilities in preparedness for pediatric care, 2) recognize facilities that have reached levels of care, and 3) assist parents and caregivers of pediatric patients to locate the appropriate facility to take their child to in an urgent/emergent situation. The program will enhance access to quality, evidence-based pediatric emergency care and improve health equity in rural and community emergency departments. The proposed work will improve the likelihood of receiving high-quality emergency care for every child in Wisconsin regardless of location.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, EMS Section (subcontract to Children’s Health Alliance Wisconsin)
Main Contact









Great Lakes


Name Role(s) Phone Email
Brittany Farrell, MS
  • Project Coordinator
(414) 337-4570 BFarrell@chw.org
Erica Kane, MPH
  • Program Manager
(414) 337-4572 ekane@chw.org
Jessica (Jess) Link Reeve
  • Program Director
(608) 334-2419 jessica.linkreeve@dhs.wisconsin.gov
Jennifer Rubusch, RN
  • FAN
Tabitha Vande Voort
  • FAN


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
PECC Toolbox Toolkit Resource for PECCs Ongoing Available Online
What EMS Needs to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Guidance/Information MIS-C impacts multiple organs and is associated with COVID-19. Signs can seem mild or vague but the illness can progress … 2021 Available Online
MIS-C Clinical Pathway Guidance/Information Audience: Emergency department, inpatient unit, and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) providers Purpose: To assist hospital-based healthcare providers in evaluating … 2021 Available Online
Safe Pediatric Transport in Ambulances Fact Sheet/Brochure/Pamphlet Children aren’t just small adults, and they require specialized equipment to be safely transported in an ambulance. This handout will … 2020 Available Online
Safe Transport of Children Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services for Children: an Interim Guidance Guidance/Information With the support of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and Wisconsin EMS Board, this document will provide guidance for … 2020 Available Online
Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Managers’ Role in the Pediatric Readiness Quality Collaborative Report/Monograph/White Paper The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief overview of the PRQC project, while demonstrating how QI collaboratives … 2020 Available Online
Pediatric Weight Conversion Charts Reference Card/Guide Accurate medication dosing is vital when treating pediatric patients. The AAP advises medical providers to weigh pediatric patients in kilograms … 2018 Available in Hard Copy Format Only
Pediatric Emergency Pre-Hospital Reference Guide Reference Card/Guide Emergency reference card for pre-hospital settings. The reference card includes; common pediatric medication dosages, equipment size estimates, pediatric pain scales, … 2016 Available in Hard Copy Format Only
Pediatric Comfort Kits Toolkit Tools (books, toys, stickers, etc…) to soothe and distract children in hospital and pre-hospital settings. 2013 Available in Hard Copy Format Only