HRSA is a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA was created in 1982 when the Health Resources Administation and the Health Services Administration were merged. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland with a staff of over 2,000, HRSA offers and funds numerous health related grant opportunites to over 3000 grantees, including EMSC and its investments.
HRSA consists of six Bureaus, and EMSC is housed under the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health. The EMSC Branch Chief, Project Officers, consultants, and key support staff make up the EMSC team at HRSA MCHB. This team is responsible for reporting back to Congress on all EMSC grant deliverables and each EMSC program must report this information to HRSA at regularly scheduled intervals. This helps ensure continued Congressional support and funding of the program.
MCHB aims to improve the health and well being of America's mothers, children, and families so they may thrive and reach their full potential. The EMSC Program is committed to fullfilling each of the MCHB's goals (listed below).
EMSC funds programs that focus on research, targeted issues, data collection and analysis, quality improvement, and state level promotion and dissemination of evidence based, best practice pediatric care. EMSC services are delivered to prehospital and hospital systems regardless of their size, pediatric volume, or location.
EMSC paves the way for exceptional pediatric care that is applied equitably and inclusively to a diverse population of children and families across the United States, Territories, and Freely Associated States.
With HRSA's continued support of hands on health care training and research, EMSC carries out this mission through equitable and inclusive support, training, and research efforts aimed at improving the knowledge and skills of a diverse population of emergency health care workers.
Through strong leadership, EMSC, along with several federal partners and multiple national organizations, works to ensure the continuous quality improvement of emergency care to children and their families.