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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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HRSA awards $28.3 million for children with special health care needs

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded $28.3 million to 43 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) programs to help improve the health of infants, children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders.

LEND programs in communities across the United States prepare trainees from a wide variety of professional disciplines to assume leadership roles, ensure high levels of interdisciplinary clinical competence, and enhance the ability of clinicians to diagnose, treat, and manage complex disabilities in youth and adolescents.  The programs also promote culturally competent, coordinated care and integrate families in all aspects of training and service.

“Building on a strong history, LEND grants improve systems of care for those with special needs,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.  “These programs have been instrumental in training leaders to meet the varying needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families.”

Currently 43 LEND programs span 37 states, forming a network that works to identify the special needs of children and families on state, regional, and national levels.  The programs conduct continuing education activities, provide technical assistance and consultation, and develop and disseminate educational materials.

A list of awards follows.

 

Organization

City

State

Award Amount

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham 

Ala.

$680,758

University of Alaska Anchorage

Anchorage 

Alaska

$530,039

University of Arizona

Tucson 

Ariz.

$568,353

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 

Little Rock 

Ark.

$757,995

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles-School of Physical Therapy 

Los Angeles 

Calif.

$650,973

University of Colorado HSC 

Aurora 

Colo.

$552,500

University of Miami 

Miami 

Fla.

$722,500

Georgia State University Research FDN., INC. 

Atlanta 

Ga.

$545,898

University of Hawaii at Manoa 

Honolulu 

Hawaii

$595,000

University of Illinois at Chicago 

Chicago 

Ill.

$661,752

Indiana University, School of Medicine

Indianapolis 

Ind.

$632,046

University of Iowa

Iowa City

Iowa

$586,537

University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute 

Kansas City 

Kan.

$641,760

Children's Hospital

Boston 

Mass.

$680,000

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Worcester

Mass.

$685,732

Kennedy Krieger Institute, Inc. 

Baltimore 

Md.

$850,000

Regents of the University of Minnesota 

Minneapolis 

Minn.

$627,616

Curators of the University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia 

Mo.

$574,811

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Chapel Hill 

N.C.

$845,004

Trustees Of Dartmouth College 

Hanover 

N.H.

$848,868

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center 

Albuquerque 

N.M.

$680,000

New York Medical College

Valhalla 

N.Y.

$693,003

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx 

N.Y.

$679,299

University of Rochester 

Rochester 

N.Y.

$684,028

Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska 

Omaha 

Neb.

$622,943

Board of Regents, Nevada System of Higher Education, University of Nevada, Reno 

Reno 

Nev.

$508,533

University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati 

Ohio

$800,167

Ohio State University

Columbus 

Ohio

$821,027

University of Oklahoma HSC 

Oklahoma City 

Okla.

$595,000

Oregon Health & Science University 

Portland 

Ore.

$742,050

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 

Pa.

$594,779

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 

Philadelphia 

Pa.

$764,391

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston 

S.C.

$486,440

University of South Dakota

Vermillion 

S.D.

$537,466

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville 

Tenn.

$586,500

University of Tennessee at Knoxville 

Knoxville 

Tenn.

$807,500

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Houston 

Texas

$509,748

University of Utah

Salt Lake City 

Utah

$758,048

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond 

Va.

$584,773

University of Vermont

Burlington

Vt.

$550,000

West Virginia University Research Corp. 

Morgantown 

W.Va.

$567,935

University of Washington

Seattle

Wash.

$826,030

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison 

Wis.

$673,483

TOTAL$28,311,285

For more information about LEND programs, visit: http://mchb.hrsa.gov/training/projects.asp?program=9.

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The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.