State Partnership Regionalization of Care Grants

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On June 1, 2012, the Health Resources and Services Administration released $1.2 million in grant awards to support the regionalization of pediatric care under the EMSC State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) Grant Program. The purpose of these grants were to:

  1. continue work to develop regionalized systems that encompass the sharing of resources and improve access to pediatric health care services for children and families in tribal, territorial, insular, and rural ares of the United States, and
  2. develop "Models of Inclusive Care" that may be replicated in other regions where access to specialized pediatric medical treatment is limited due to geographical distances or jurisdictional borders.

Six state agencies and institutions were successfully awarded a SPROC Grant in 2012 (view 2012 grant recipient announcement here) and received various levels of funding between June 2012 to May 2021 (view 2016 grant recipient announcement here). Click on the state names below to discover more about each project.

SPROC Overview

Implementing regionalized healthcare systems focusing on the unique pediatric anatomical, developmental, physiological, and psychological needs of children, while integrating the complex, geographical, and cultural diversities of tribal, territorial, insular, and rural locations, provided the focal point for the EMSC SPROC Program. SPROC projects worked to develop and implement regionalized systems of care that encompassed the sharing of resources and improving access to pediatric healthcare services in tribal, territorial, insular, and rural areas.

SPROC Logic Model

HRSA goals for the SPROC Program: strengthen health systems to support the delivery of quality health services, assure health workforce is trained to provide high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate care, promote innovative and cost efficient approaches to improve health, and lead and collaborative with others to help communities strengthen resources that improve health for the population.

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