Arizona Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Arizona State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00003
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
Address: 1740 W Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007-2607
Project Director: Robert Bailey
Phone Number: (602) 904-2711
Email: baileys@azdhs.gov

Project Description

ADHS health information was not linked in the past. The Arizona SSDI will establish a systematic linking process amongst the various data source providing a more robust representation of Arizona women and children’s health which can identify disproportionate health of said residents.

Project Title: Arizona EMS for Children

Grant Number: H33MC06690
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Address: 1740 W Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85007-2607
Project Director: Alyson Welch
Phone Number: (602) 364-0580
Email: Alyson.Welch@azdhs.gov

Project Description

Arizona has focused on two specific areas within the performance measures to improve pediatric emergency care from a system perspective. The first focus area is pediatric designation, which when fully implemented will address the performance measures applicable to the hospitals. The second focus area is pediatric continuing education. Arizona has met the prehospital equipment and medical direction components of the performance measure

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Grant Number: H61MC30765
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: EAR FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA
Address: 4745 N 7th St., Ste 215, Phoenix, AZ 85014-3667
Project Director: Melissa Selbst
Phone Number: (602) 535-5566
Email: melissa@earfoundationaz.com

Project Description

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, policies, processes and outcomes

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07942
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Raising Special Kids
Address: 5025 E Washington St., STE 204, Phoenix, AZ 85034-7439
Project Director: Kelly Randall
Phone Number: (602) 714-7445
Email: kellyr@raisingspecialkids.org

Project Description

Increase the capacity of families to partner in decision making at all levels, and to assist them in making informed choices about health care.

Project Title: University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities

Grant Number: T73MC20662
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Address: P.O. Box 3308, Tucson, AZ 85719-4824
Project Director: Sydney A. Rice
Phone Number: (520) 626-6615
Email: srice@peds.arizona.edu

Project Description

Provide high-quality inter-professional leadership training in the care, support and empowerment of individuals with neurodevelopmental and other related disabilities to a wide range of health and health related professionals including self-advocates and parents of and individuals with disabilities as short-, medium-and long term trainees with an emphasis on family engagement, family-centered culturally and linguistically competent services and supports, genetics, life course theory, policy and advocacy, research and improving access to quality interdisciplinary care.

Project Title: Translational Training, Education, and Leadership Program in MCH Nutrition & Childhood Obesity Preve

Grant Number: T79MC31884
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Address: P.O. Box 876011, Tempe, AZ 85287
Project Director: Meredith M. Bruening
Phone Number: (602) 827-2266
Email: meg.bruening@asu.edu

Project Description

Proper nutrition is vital for growth and development, and for the prevention of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Health disparities such as those in obesity, food insecurity, and low breastfeeding initiation and duration rates tend to negatively impact maternal and child populations the greatest, resulting in significant and costly public health problems. More training opportunities are needed to develop leadership skills and competencies among public health nutritionists and dietitians in order to address the public health needs of mothers and children, particularly those served by Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program. Given the changing demographics of the US, developing a diverse workforce with nutrition expertise is needed to use their skills and training to improve health and promote health equity among maternal child health populations.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020