The National Pediatric Readiness Project is a multi-phase quality improvement initiative to ensure that all U.S. emergency departments (ED) have the essential guidelines and resources in place to provide effective emergency care to children. This project is a partnership between the federal EMS for Children program, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Emergency Nurses Association.
The federal EMS for Children program continued its support of high-priority research by investing $14.4 million in the network for the 4-years, 2016–2019. PECARN is the first and only federally-funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the United States.
State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) is the newest grant category funded through the federal EMSC Program. The EMSC NRC will focus most of its resources on helping SPROC grantees with grants management and identifying resources and partners to help grantees implement project objectives.
The EMSC IIC is committed to providing State Partnership grantees with training and consultation on an ongoing basis to enhance their skills and capacity. Grantees receive training and consultation specific to managing their grant, achieving the EMSC performance measures, and identifying resources and partners to help implement grant activities.
The primary type of support provided to Targeted Issues grantees is product development and dissemination. In addition, training and consultation is provided related to grants management, performance measure implementation, publication tracking, and grant results dissemination.
Grants management is an essential aspect of an EMSC grant. In addition to successfully implementing and evaluating the approved grant objectives, project directors are also responsible for completing a number of grants management requirements, such as complying with financial reporting requirements that are clearly defined in the EMSC program guidance.