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.

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
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

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

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

Texas — Targeted Issue
Educational Pediatric Pain Management Program for the EMT-P
Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2011

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: $472693.00

Indiana — State Partnership
Jan. 1, 2009 - Present

Award amount: $130000.00

Ohio — Targeted Issue
Defining Quality Performance Measures for Pediatric Emergency Care (PEC)
June 1, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2011

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: $250374.00

Ohio — Targeted Issue
Diagnostic Signatures in Febrile Infants
July 1, 2009 - Feb. 29, 2012

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: $294366.00

California — Targeted Issue
Utility of Abdominal Ultrasound During Emergency Department Evaluation of Children with Blunt Trauma
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Abdominal injuries are frequent and difficult to identify in children. The FAST exam (abdominal ultrasound) is used frequently in adults with abdominal trauma and improves clinical care. Its use in children, however, is highly variable, likely due to limited scientific evidence. The goals of this project are to (1) compare …

Award amount: $897809.00

Connecticut — Targeted Issue
Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Although there are multiple existing strategies for the triage of children in disasters, there is no tested curriculum for teaching pediatric disaster triage, nor has there been much comparison of triage strategy efficacy. The goals of this project are to (1) develop a generalizable pediatric disaster triage curriculum for prehospital …

Award amount: $852415.00

District of Columbia — Targeted Issue
Reducing Errors in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Using a Checklist
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Trauma is the leading cause of death and acquired disability in children. We will develop and evaluate a checklist aiming to reduce errors and improve team performance during trauma resuscitations. The checklist will be disseminated in a toolkit for implementation at other hospitals. The goals of this project are to …

Award amount: $898502.00

Illinois — Targeted Issue
Pediatric Facility Recognition/Categorization: Models of Best Practice, Implementation and Evaluation
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

EMSC Performance Measure (PM) 74 has only been successfully implemented in a few states. No process, outcome or effectiveness measures exist. Development of consensus based tools and measures will facilitate efforts of states on this PM. The goal of this project is to conduct a comparative analysis of facility recognition/categorization …

Award amount: $900000.00

Massachusetts — Targeted Issue
ExSTRA: Evidence-Based Screening for Siblings and Contacts of Abused Children
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2012

Doctors know that siblings and contacts of abused children are at higher risk for physical abuse. But we do not know which screening studies are likely to identify hidden injuries, which are likely to be a waste of time or money, and which are too risky to be performed routinely. …

Award amount: $532456.00

Michigan — Targeted Issue
Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Planning a Safety and Efficacy Trial
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of morbidity from trauma and of death in children. Despite decades of research, no effective treatment exists for children with TBI. The objective of this project is to plan a safety and efficacy trial of progesterone for TBI in children. The goals …

Award amount: $599757.00

North Carolina — Targeted Issue
Evaluation of a Pediatric Emergency Care Facility Recognition Program (PECFR) on Care of Injured Children
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability for children beyond the age of one. The majority of the care of injured children occurs outside of pediatric trauma centers or pediatric hospital emergency departments. The EMS for Children program advocates the categorization of emergency departments according to their capabilities …

Award amount: $896426.00

North Carolina — Targeted Issue
EMS and Pediatric Trauma: A North Carolina Population-based Performance Improvement Intervention and Evaluation Using Multiple-linked Healthcare Databases
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

Pediatric trauma care requires a coordinated system of care. Pediatric specialty care is not available to adequately care for all trauma locally so there is frequent interfacility EMS transport to a higher level of care. Serious injury is rare so EMS has difficulty maintaining skills and knowledge. The goals of …

Award amount: $900000.00

Texas — Targeted Issue
Integrating Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocols into Practice
Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2013

The overall aim of this project is to create a statewide infrastructure for the development, implementation, and measurement of outcomes of evidence-based pediatric prehospital protocols in a state with independently functioning Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems. The goals of this project are to (1) establish/evaluate a process for developing evidence-based …

Award amount: $893723.00

Indiana — Targeted Issue
Treat the Street: Prehospital Pediatric Asthma Intervention Model to Improve Child Health Outcomes
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Significant gaps in care following an ED visit or hospital discharge are illustrated by repetitive ED visits among children with asthma. In addition, in-home asthma assessments have been successful in reducing repetitive ED visits or ED recidivism rates. Typically, in-home assessments are conducted by a public health nurse. However, the …

Award amount: $899700.00

Kentucky — Targeted Issue
Compassionate Options for Pediatric EMS (COPE)
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers are often the first line to console grieving parents who have lost a child because of a traumatic event or illness outside the hospital. Moreover, the initial encounter with grieving parents of pediatric fatalities is overwhelming to EMS providers because they feel inadequately prepared to …

Award amount: $849246.00

New Hampshire — Targeted Issue
Innovating and Improving Prehospital Pediatric Care in Rural New Hampshire and Vermont: The Center for Rural Emergency Services and Trauma (CREST) Network for EMS Providers
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Emergency medical service (EMS) providers face many challenges in the delivery of pediatric prehospital care. Moreover, the infrequency of pediatric prehospital encounters makes it difficult for EMS providers to maintain the necessary knowledge and skills to care for pediatric patients. These challenges are exacerbated by a shortage of educational opportunities …

Award amount: $890325.00

New York — Targeted Issue
Prehospital Oral Steroids for the Treatment of Status Asthmaticus in Children (POSTSAC) Study
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel are currently limited to nebulizer treatments among pediatric asthmatics with acute exacerbations. In addition, children who present to the emergency department (ED) frequently encounter up to two hour wait times before supplemental steroids that may hasten recovery are administered. Allowing EMS personnel to administer steroids …

Award amount: $863439.00

Texas — Targeted Issue
Pediatric Evidence-Based Guidelines Assessment of EMS System Utilization in States
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Reducing the variation in practice is an integral component of providing quality health care. Moreover, the standardization of prehospital interventions has been linked to an overall improvement in health outcomes. Prehospital care is usually standardized within an EMS system through the use of guidelines or protocols, also known as offline …

Award amount: $900000.00

Wisconsin — Targeted Issue
Development of the Charlotte, Houston and Milwaukee Prehospital (CHaMP) Research Node
Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2016

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a relatively new specialty and limited research exists on how to improve care in the prehospital setting. The scarcity in available EMS research is even greater for pediatric populations. Additionally, the ability to gather statistically significant data through sufficient sample sizes is difficult due to …

Award amount: $900000.00

Arizona — PECARN
Sept. 1, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2019

Award amount: $600000.00