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HRSA’s EMSC Targeted Issue Grants Fact Sheet 2016-2019


This year, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program funded five Targeted Issues (TI) grants focused on improving pediatric health outcomes related to emergency care through research and innovative cross-cutting projects.

TI grants fill the knowledge gaps in pediatric emergency care in the prehospital and hospital setting. These grants employ innovative strategies to improve the care of severely injured and acutely ill children. 

Emergency Medical Services for Children is the only federally funded program specifically focusing on pediatric emergency care. The Targeted Issues grants advance the field by selecting projects that focus on improving knowledge and skills of providers as well as improving the system of pediatric emergency care. 

Over the next three years, EMSC will invest 4.5 million dollars in this area. The grants include four projects focusing in the prehospital setting and one in the Emergency Department. The grants are summarized here.