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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
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HRSA awards $3.4 million for children and youth with special health care needs

The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  

“The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships between families and professionals,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.

Awards were made in two funding initiatives. The State Implementation Grant for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN and the Innovative Evidence Based Models for CYSHCN.

The State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN provide funding to state partners, including State Title V Programs, family organizations, and providers to focus on statewide improvements. The Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN is a new initiative that funds models of care that are evidence based and can be spread to other communities.

Awardees include:

State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN

Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation ServicesMontgomeryAla.

$300,000

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social ServicesAnchorageAlaska

$300,000

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research InstituteLittle RockArk.

$286,403

Delaware Department of Health & Social ServicesDoverDel.

$300,000

Commission for Children with Special Health Care NeedsLouisvilleKy.

$300,000

Louisiana Office of Public HealthNew OrleansLa.

$299,580

St. Vincent Mercy Medical CenterToledoOhio

$299,991

State of Washington Department of HealthOlympiaWash.

$300,000

 

Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN

Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of PediatricsChicagoIll.

$86,500

University of IowaIowa CityIowa

$86,497

Michigan Department of Community HealthLansingMich.

$86,500

Family Voices of MinnesotaStillwaterMinn.

$86,446

PACER Center, Inc.MinneapolisMinn.

$86,500

Curators, University of Missouri on behalf of UMKCKansas CityMo.

$86,500

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New JerseyNewarkN.J.

$86,500

Wake Forest University of Health SciencesWinston-SalemN.C.

$86,495

Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandOre.

$86,500

Pennsylvania Department of HealthHarrisburgPa.

$86,500

Baylor College of MedicineHoustonTexas

$86,500

Bi-State Primary Care AssociationMontpelierVt.

$86,500

 

For more information about programs for children and youth with special healthcare needs, go to mchb.hrsa.gov.

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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.