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State Partnership Support

The EIIC and the federal EMSC Program are 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. Most of the training and consultation is accomplished through conference calls and webinars, an annual meeting, the eNewsletters EMSC QuickNews and Health Policy Update, and through the development and dissemination of guides, podcasts, online training, and other resources.

Grants Resources

In addition to successfully implementing and evaluating the approved grant objectives, project managers/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. Read more…

Performance Measures

To measure the effectiveness of federal grant programs, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires grantees to report on specific performance measures (PM) related to their grant funded activities. The measures are part of the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA). Read more…

Wondering which states have achieved each performance measure? Access the SnapShot Data Tool, which allows users to view and filter results from the 2015 EMSC State and Territory Partnership SnapShot Self-Assessment. Use it to display the data on EMSC performance measure achievement. Filter the data by performance measure, region, or by comparison of states/territories.

Resources for Implementation of new EMS-focused performance measures

Resource Identification and Development

The EIIC works individually with State Partnership grantees to identify resources and partners that will assist them in achieving their grant objectives. For assistance with resource identification, please contact us. In addition, the EIIC develops its own resources to help grantees implement grant activities and achieve the performance measures. Our newest resource is the EMSC Program Manager’s Tool Kit. This online, interactive tool kit includes information and resources to help new EMSC program managers learn about the Program, including the emergency systems of care (both EMS and hospital) in which it operates. This ToolKit and many additional resources can be found in the EMSC Resources section

Acknowledgement: HRSA requires grantees to use the following acknowledgement and disclaimer on all products produced by HRSA grant funds:

“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership grant program, Grant No. XXXXXXX for $XXX,XXX. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”

Grantees are required to use this language when issuing statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations, and other HRSA-supported publications and forums describing projects or programs funded in whole or in part with HRSA funding, including websites. Examples of HRSA-supported publications include, but are not limited to: manuals, toolkits, resource guides, case studies and issues briefs.

Training and Communications

Each year, State Partnership grantees are provided with several training opportunities to enhance their skills and capacity and to learn about federal and state EMSC activities and events.

For example, the Program hosts a Town Hall Conference Call, three to four issue focused webinars and an Annual EMSC Program Meeting. The EIIC also distributes a newsletter, the EMSCPulse.