Arizona Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC20662
Project Start Date: September 01, 2010
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Address: Tucson AZ 85719
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: State Maternal Health Innovation Program

Grant Number: U7AMC33714
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2024
Organization: Health Services Department
Address: 150 N 18th Ave Phoenix AZ 85007
Project Director: Patricia Tarango
Phone Number: (602) 364-1436
Email: Patricia.tarango@azdhs.gov

Project Description

The State Maternal Health Innovation Program will assist states in addressing disparities in maternal health and improving maternal health outcomes, with an emphasis on preventing and reducing maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity.

Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33566
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Health Services Department
Address: 150 N 18th Ave Ste 530 Phoenix AZ 85007
Project Director: Jessica Stewart
Phone Number: (602) 364-1441
Email: jessica.stewart@azdhs.gov

Project Description

The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program supports the delivery of coordinated and comprehensive high-quality and voluntary early childhood home visiting services to eligible families living in at-risk communities. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), which administers this program in partnership with the Administration for Children and Families, funds states, territories, and tribal entities to develop and implement evidence-based programs that best meet the needs of their communities.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00003
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
Address: W Adams St Phoenix AZ 85007
Project Director: Khaleel S Hussaini
Phone Number: (602) 904-2711
Email: hussais@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: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC30765
Project Start Date: April 01, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: EAR FOUNDATION OF ARIZONA
Address: N 7th St Ste 215 Phoenix AZ 85014
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: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00174
Project Start Date: June 01, 2002
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: MARICOPA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: N Central Ave Phoenix AZ 85012
Project Director: Meloney Baty
Phone Number: (602) 304-1166
Email: meloneybaty@mail.maricopa.gov

Project Description

Women living in South Phoenix, AZ are at an increased risk of poor perinatal health outcomes. In 2016, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the South Phoenix service area was 8.0/1000, higher than the county, state, and national rates (6.2/1000, 6.2/1000, and 6.0/1000, respectively). When the data is broken out by race and ethnicity it reveals that women of color in South Phoenix experience significant disparities in perinatal health outcomes compared to their White, non-Hispanic peers. The infant mortality rate for African American women living in Arizona in 2014 was 11.7/1000, 2.2 times higher than for White non-Hispanic residents (5.3/1000), and for African American women living in South Phoenix, the rate of infant mortality was 18.8/1000. This disparity poses a significant public health issue, and exposes gaps in health equity. South Phoenix Healthy Start is focused on reducing and eliminating disparities in perinatal health outcomes and increasing the number of infants born healthy.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06690
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
Address: W Adams St Phoenix AZ 85007
Project Director: Tomi F St. Mars
Phone Number: (602) 542-7340
Email: tomi.st.mars@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.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

Grant Number: T79MC31884
Project Start Date: July 01, 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.

Project Title: Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

Grant Number: T72MC00012
Project Start Date: July 01, 2000
Project End Date: June 30, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
Address: Tucson AZ 85719
Project Director: Cori L Daines
Phone Number: (520) 626-7780
Email: cdaines@arc.arizona.edu

Project Description

The numbers of children with chronic pulmonary disorders is steadily rising. Asthma, cystic fibrosis (CF) and sleep disordered breathing (SDB) are the most frequent disorders encountered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2005-2010 National Hospital Discharge Survey, diseases of the respiratory system were the top reason for hospitalization for children under fifteen years of age, accounting for over a half-million hospitalizations. In addition to asthma, CF and SDB, the number of children reliant on advanced technology has swelled in recent decades. The goal of the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC) is to provide interdisciplinary leadership training for graduate and postgraduate level health professionals who will show leadership in health care for children with chronic respiratory conditions.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07942
Project Start Date: June 01, 2007
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Raising Special Kids
Address: E Washington St Phoenix AZ 85034
Project Director: Vickie C French
Phone Number: (602) 242-4366 Extn-207
Email: vickief@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.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020