Donor Name: Health Resources and Services Administration
Territories: District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau
State: All States
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/18/2022
Size of the Grant: $3,200,000
Grant Duration: 4 years
The purpose of this program is to support activities that demonstrate expansion and improvement in the delivery of high-quality emergency services for all children throughout nation. The recipient will achieve this purpose by serving as a central data coordinating center that:
- provides support for large multi-center randomized clinical research trials focused on emergency medical services for children;
- collects and provides annual surveillance on national performance measures that meaningfully describe the EMSC Program’s impact in 59 states and jurisdictions;
- collaborates with national partners to coordinate and support national data collection efforts to assess the readiness of prehospital and hospital emergency systems to care for children.
This work will support the EMSC Program’s efforts to reduce disparities in access to high quality pediatric emergency services and improve health equity in care across the continuum of emergency medical services for children.
- Provide independent, comprehensive research support for large multi-center randomized clinical trials and other types of clinical research related to improving and expanding emergency medical services for children conducted by and associated with PECARN. Specific activities will include:
- Coordinating research activities to include developing multi-center research protocols; managing single institutional review board policies; delivering implementation training for clinical studies; providing statistical support and analysis; creating data transfer and management tools; preparing and participating in manuscript development and tracking; supporting ancillary study activities; and participating in executive, steering, and subcommittees;
- Expanding the impact of PECARN’s research data and data registries by de-identifying PECARN data and creating a series of public use datasets that are maintained and made available for three years after the date that the last patient completes the study and follow-up; supporting the expansion of the PECARN data registry; optimizing access to PECARN research data and data registries for clinical and health services research; developing PECARN’s capacity to link or collaborate with other research networks; increasing alignment with national-level pediatric readiness efforts by assessing and promoting the uptake of PECARN-developed decision rules and evidence-based practices in community Emergency Departments (ED); and strengthening research that focuses on understanding and addressing health inequities in EMSC; and
- Providing rapid analyses of federally supported datasets and registries (e.g., PECARN’s multicenter electronic health record registry of pediatric emergency care) on issues related to public health emergencies and emerging needs to inform MCHB’s public health responses.
- Enhance and collect performance measure data that align with the EMSC SP and the EIIC’s combined efforts to expand and improve EMSC care in states and jurisdictions.
- Provide technical assistance (TA) for data collection and program evaluation that will enable EMSC SP recipients to collect data which measures EMS agencies’ ability to care for children and provide regular assessments of progress in key aspects of prehospital pediatric readiness statewide;
- Develop and implement the annual and/or biannual collection of state and nationally representative data on prehospital and hospital EMSC performance measures;
- Provide access to data that supports effective quality improvement (QI) strategies to increase prehospital EMS and EDs’ capacity in their state.
- Collaborate with national partners to coordinate and support nationally representative data collection efforts to assess the expansion of prehospital and hospital pediatric readiness initiatives.
- Coordinate with national partners to develop, expand, and maintain data collection methods and portals which enhance the National Pediatric Readiness Project and the National Prehospital Pediatric Readiness Project;
- Develop and maintain web-based data collection portals to provide timely program feedback on prehospital EMS and EDs’ degree of pediatric readiness; and
- Provide access to data that supports effective QI strategies to increase prehospital EMS and EDs’ capacity to provide up-to-date, evidence-based pediatric emergency services.
- You may apply for a ceiling amount of up to $3,200,000 total cost (includes both direct and indirect, facilities and administrative costs) per year.
- The period of performance is July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2026 (4 years).
Eligible applicants include state governments and accredited schools of medicine in states and jurisdictions. The term “school of medicine” for the purpose of this funding opportunity (and under 42 U.S.C. 300w-9(c) has the same meaning as set forth in § 799B(1)(A) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p(1)(A)).13 The term “state” for the purpose of this funding opportunity includes, in addition to the several states, only the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Per legislation, only three EMSC grant awards per state may be awarded to each state during any fiscal year.
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