Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children

Children don't decide their circumstances or where they live. They cannot influence how the emergency medical system works or what is available when they are ill or injured... but YOU CAN!



CT Logo
Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children (CTEMSC) aims to ensure every ill and injured children in CT, no matter where they live, attend school or travel, receives appropriate emergency medical care across the continuum. A federal grant program supports state and local action.

EMSC was established in 1991 to improve and ensure pediatric emergency care administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. This program is a national initiative designed to reduce death and disability in children ages 0-18, due to severe illness or injury. Medical personnel, parents, volunteers, community groups, businesses, national organizations and foundations all contribute to this nationwide effort. A federal grant program supports state and local action.

The administration of EMSC moved from the CT Department of Health to Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in December of 2016 as the home of the grant.

EMSC is a collaborative effort with all hospitals in Connecticut.
Working closely with Connecticut Pediatric Specialty Hospitals.


In Connecticut, the project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) grant as part of award 5 H33MC29430-10-00, which is 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.