EMSC Grants Database

Welcome to our searchable database of all EMSC grants. Below you will find all current and historical grants organized by state. By clicking on a state, you will access all grants (Targeted Issues, State Partnership, SPROC, PECARN) issued to that state. Under each grant you will find:

  • Summary of the project
  • Total award amount
  • HRSA, EMSC, HPP and NASEMSO Region
  • Grant contacts

The database is also searchable by keyword, grant type or state. We are committed to keeping our database as current as possible. If you notice a needed update or error, please contact us.

Wisconsin — Targeted Issue
Basic Emergency Lifesaving Skills in Schools-A Model Replication in WI, MN, ND and SD
March 1, 2002 - June 30, 2005

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Award amount: $580000.00

Illinois — Targeted Issue
Web-based Quality Improvement and Self Study Educational Program for Pediatric Emergency Care Providers
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

EMSC grantees have developed a number of initiatives addressing emergency care and childhood injury prevention. However, quality improvement and benchmarking models have not been widely applied in EMSC. The goal of this project is to develop a web-based quality improvement and self study educational program targeted to pediatric emergency care ...

Award amount: $598777.00

Minnesota — Targeted Issue
Emergency Preparedness for CSHCN Using Minnesota EMSC information System (MEMSCIS)
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

The goals of this project are to (1) improve emergency and disaster preparedness for children with special healthcare needs (CSHCN) by educating families, primary care providers, pediatric subspecialists, staff nurses, and discharge coordinators at pediatric hospitals about the importance of establishing an emergency medical plan and completing an Emergency Information ...

Award amount: $600000.00

Missouri — Targeted Issue
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellows Conference: Creating a Future in EMSC
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

The primary goal of this project are to train pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows in areas of identified need that will give them the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to further their careers and foster leadership, scholarship, and partner ship in EMSC.

Award amount: $583596.00

New Mexico — Targeted Issue
The School Nurse and EMS Online Training Project in New Mexico
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

Emergencies in schools are common. These emergencies involve students, staff, and school visitors, and be either medical or traumatic. School nurses are key personnel in the treatment of such emergencies. School nurses must be trained in emergency care and Emergency Medical Services. The overall goal of this project is to ...

Award amount: $600000.00

Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue
Creating a Diagnosis Grouping System for Child Emergency Department Visits
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

Creating a taxonomy and general severity of illness and injury system for EMSC is a research priority, yet no such system exists. Standard systems must be available to assess quality of emergency care across settings, patient populations and practitioners. The goals of this project are to (1) create taxonomy of ...

Award amount: $437422.00

Washington — Targeted Issue
Improving the Injury Prevention Capacity of Child Fatality Review Teams
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

Child Death Review (CDR) teams review child deaths and recommend strategies to prevent similar deaths. Injury is the most common cause of death in childhood. Most CDR teams lack data and resources required to generate scientifically sound prevention recommendations after reviewing an injury death. The goal of this project is ...

Award amount: $453897.00

Wisconsin — Targeted Issue
Impact of an Educational Module on Prehospital Pain Management in Children
March 1, 2004 - Feb. 28, 2007

Children with musculoskeletal injuries or burns usually transported by ambulance. Despite the availability of analgesic agents and knowledge of adverse effects of untreated pain, most do not receive analgesia. Barriers to this disparity in care should be identified and remedied. >The goals of this project are to (1) prospectively evaluate ...

Award amount: $199388.00

California — Targeted Issue
Improving the Care of Acutely Ill and Injured Children in Rural Emergency Departments with Telemedicine
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

Rural emergency departments (EDs) often lack pediatric expertise and pediatric emergency services. As a consequence, critically ill children cared for in rural EDs often receive delayed or substandard care. The goals of this project are to (1) develop and test a new instrument for measuring quality of care provided to ...

Award amount: $599977.00

Illinois — Targeted Issue
Development and Validation of Simulator-based PEM Curricula for Emergency Care Providers
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

Use of human patient simulators (HPS) offers a possible solution to this problem. Simulators can replicate acute illness with remarkable fidelity. Their use allows groups of learners to experience a consistent curriculum of acute pediatric care that would be difficult to replicate in real world experience. Our project goals are ...

Award amount: $584482.00

Michigan — Targeted Issue
Michigan's First Simulation, Training, & Evaluation of Paramedics in Pediatrics
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

Paramedics infrequently encounter seriously ill children. The use of new pediatric simulators may substitute for actual clinical experience. The marginal benefits of various types of patient simulators are unknown. Nor is the optimal frequency and duration of simulation-based instruction known. The goal of this project is to develop and validate ...

Award amount: $599985.00

Missouri — Targeted Issue
Predicting Cervical Spine Injury (CSI) in Children
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

This project focused on the identification of a set of variables that separate injured children with negligible risk of cervical spine injury (CSI) from those at non-negligible risk for CSI, and proposed a plan to testing these criteria in EMS systems, both in and out of hospitals. The objective was ...

Award amount: $597190.00

North Carolina — Targeted Issue
Evaluation of the Emergency Severity Index for Pediatric Triage
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

It is vital to quickly and accurately identify the sickest children who present to the emergency department and are in need of immediate intervention. Validated clinical triage guildelines are needed to differentiate these high acuity children from less sick children who can wait for limited resources. The goals of this ...

Award amount: $600000.00

Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue
Emergency Medicine Implementing Adolescent Depression Screening in the Emergency Department (ED)
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

Adolescent depression is a pervasive and often devastating illness, yet is often undetected by healthcare professionals. This project addresses this problem through the development of a computerized screening process for depression in adolescent patients presenting to the emergency department. This project developed, implemented, and assessed the impact of an emergency ...

Award amount: $599839.00

Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue
General Pediatrics Evidence-Based Secondary Prevention of Traumatic Stress: Practical Tools to Help Parents Help Their Children
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

It's a challenge for medical systems to meet the psychological needs of families in response to an acute traumatic event. Our goal is to craft practical, evidence-based tools for secondary prevention of traumatic stress to be widely disseminated and integrated into pediatric trauma and medical care. The goals of this ...

Award amount: $599886.00

South Carolina — Targeted Issue
Enhancement of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Curricula in Physician Assistant Education
March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

The adequacy of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) curricula has not been studied within physician assistant (PA) programs. PA graduates should have a set of core competencies upon completion of the PA program to adequately manage pediatric emergencies. The primary goal of this project is to study PA Program PEM curricula ...

Award amount: $559754.00

Wisconsin — Targeted Issue
Preparing for the National Trauma Registry for Children (NTRC): Ensuring Quality Data
Sept. 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

The goal of this project was to determined the quality of pediatric data that might be contributed to a National Trauma Registry for Children (NTRC) Information System. The investigator (1) identified the proportion of pediatric cases captured in current state trauma registries and determined whether this number was representative of ...

Award amount: $572574.00

Arkansas — Targeted Issue
Development and Evaluation of Targeted ATV Safety Educational Strategies for Rural Children
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2011

All-terrain vehicle (ATV) injury is an under-studied problem for children. Targeted safety education can result in behavior change that translates to fewer injuries. This project will use qualitative measures to assess current ATV safety materials and to develop materials for use in targeted audiences. The goals of this project are ...

Award amount: $696849.00

California — Targeted Issue
Evaluation of the Pediatric Assessment Triangle (PAT) as an Assessment Tool for Children in the Prehospital Setting
Sept. 1, 2007 - Feb. 28, 2011

This study will provide the much-needed evaluation of an assessment tool (Pediatric Assessment Triangle) already in use by emergency care professionals around the world. The goals of this project are to (1) provide a definitive evaluation of the PAT as an assessment tool for use by paramedic providers in the ...

Award amount: $598408.00

Illinois — Targeted Issue
Pediatric Quality Improvement Modules: Head Trauma, Seizures, and Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2010

The major goal of National EMSC is to improve outcomes in ill and injured children. EMSC grantees have developed a number of initiatives addressing pediatric emergency care and childhood injury prevention. However, CQI and benchmarking models have not achieved broad application within EMSC. The goal of this project is to ...

Award amount: $600000.00

Ohio — Targeted Issue
Impact of Pre-hospital Factors on the Outcome of Injured Children
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2010

This project seeks to demonstrate the benefits of EMS/trauma systems and components of these systems on the outcome of acutely injured pediatric patients. The goal of this project is to determine the impact of key pre-hospital factors on the outcome of children and adolescents who sustain moderate to severe acute ...

Award amount: $600000.00

Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue
Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care (PEC)
Sept. 1, 2007 - May 31, 2009

Improving the quality of pediatric emergency care (PEC) requires measurement. This project aims to create a set of performance measures sensitive to multiple quality domains and pediatric disease frequency. Measures will be evaluated for credibility and ability to capture measures electronically. The goals of this project are to (1) assess ...

Award amount: $394880.00

Texas — Targeted Issue
Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) Use of an Asthma Educational Intervention to Improve Quality of Care
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2010

The objective of the project is to provide evidence for a high-quality ED-based asthma intervention by determining the impact of ED-based education on the systems for asthma care delivery that include the ED, the primary care physician, and the families of children with acute asthma exacerbations. The goals of this ...

Award amount: $598645.00

Texas — Targeted Issue
Diagnostic Signatures in Febrile Infants
Sept. 1, 2007 - June 30, 2009

Infants with fever commonly present to the ED. Most febrile infants have non-bacterial infections, but 6-10% have severe bacterial infections. Current diganostic methods are not precise. We propose studying a new method to improve the diagnosis of febrile infants in the PECARN network. The goals of this project are to ...

Award amount: $399999.00

Washington — Targeted Issue
Enhancing Coordination between EMS Systems and Primary Care for Injured Adolescents with Alcohol Problems and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2011

This project will implement, evaluate, and disseminate the adolescent trauma support service model program that aims to enhance coordination between EMS systems and primary care/community services. The goals of this project are to (1) coordinate care from EMS systems to primary care for injured adolescents; (2) reduce alcohol consumption over ...

Award amount: $800000.00

Wisconsin — Targeted Issue
Educational Pediatric Pain Management Program for the Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P)
Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug. 31, 2008

The effects of untreated pain in children are well documented in the literature. However, pain assessment (PA) and pain management (PM) remains inadequate, particularly in children. Education of emergency medical technicians-paramedics shows promise in improving PA and PM in children. The goals of this project are to (1) implement a ...

Award amount: $198915.00

Connecticut — Targeted Issue
Efficacy of Driving Simulator Training for Novice Teen Drivers
Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2011

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in American teens. The objective of our study is to ascertain whether or not driving simulators can make teenagers safer drivers by providing them with realistic driving experience under conditions of minimal risk (i.e., on a driving simulator). The goal of ...

Award amount: $698854.00

District of Columbia — Targeted Issue
Family Presence During Pediatric Trauma Team Activation: Measuring the Effects of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Patient-Family-Centered Care
Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2011

Family presence during pediatric resuscitation, an approach to improving patient-centered quality domain, has not been adequately studied. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of family presence in the context of pediatric trauma to inform a national family presence policy tool. The goals of this project are ...

Award amount: $750000.00

Massachusetts — Targeted Issue
REUNITE: A Novel Imaging System for Children Separated During Disaster
Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2011

After a disaster, children can be separated from their families. Methods for family reunification are time consuming and inefficient. The goal is to develop REUNITE, a portable and web-based system offering a means of rapid identification and reunification for families and their children. The goals of this project are to ...

Award amount: $750000.00

Michigan — Targeted Issue
Michigan Pediatric Errors and Excellence Discovery with Simulation (MI-PE2DS)
Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2012

EMS personnel infrequently encounter critically ill or injured children. Clinical skills that are used infrequently will deteriorate. Recent studies of paramedics have demonstrated unacceptably high rates of errors in both prehospital care of children and in simulations of pediatric emergencies. Little is known about the underlying causes of technical, cognitive, ...

Award amount: $750000.00