California Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00094
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: SHIELDS FOR FAMILIES PROJECT INC.
Address: Los Angeles CA 90059
Project Director: Kathryn Icenhower
Phone Number: (323) 242-5000
Email: kicenhower@shieldsforfamilies.org

Project Description

In South Los Angeles, African American pregnant and parenting women and their children ages 0-2 have little ability to address social determinants of health due to low socio-economic status and barriers to health care. Major and persistent racial and ethnic disparities continue to exist in perinatal health outcomes. According to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, African Americans comprised 7.3% of all live births in Los Angeles County (N-128,526) and 16.8% of all 570 infant deaths in 2013. SHIELDS' target area (SPA 6) has the highest rate of preterm births (11%) compared to 9.1% countywide. The infant mortality rate for the target population of African-American pregnant women in South Los Angeles is equal to 11.06%. this is more than double the IMR for Latino women in the same area and time period.

Project Title: Providing support for the Collabortive Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to Reduce Infant Mortality

Grant Number: UF3MC31238
Project Start Date: September 30, 2017
Project End Date: September 29, 2020
Organization: Project Concern International
Address: Murphy Canyon Rd San Diego CA 92123
Project Director: Katherine Selchau
Phone Number: (619) 791-2610 Extn-315
Email: kselchau@pciglobal.org

Project Description

The Border States contributed 25% of all US live births in 2015, and nearly 22% of infant deaths in the nation that same year. While Border States overall have infant mortality rates that are similar to the nation, important disparities among specific populations and communities persist. Border States demonstrate significant challenges with the social determinants of health known to influence infant mortality, including low high school graduation rates (84% vs 87.3% national), higher rates of poverty (18.2% vs 15.5% national), and inadequate health insurance coverage (84.6% vs 88.3% national) among women of reproductive age (WRA) 15-44 years (ACS, 2016). Women from Border States demonstrate lower rates of early prenatal care (average 70% vs 77% national), and higher rates of unplanned pregnancies (48-62% across Border States vs. 45% in the US) and teen births (average 28.8 per 1,000 live births vs. 22.3 nationally).

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC24474
Project Start Date: May 01, 2012
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Department of Health Care Services
Address: Sacramento CA 95899
Project Director: Maria A.L. Jocson
Phone Number: (916) 323-8009
Email: Maria.Jocson@dhcs.ca.gov

Project Description

Optimal data capacity and utilization of linked datasets are essential for informed decision making and resource allocation in Title V Maternal Child Health (MCH) programs. The California Children’s Services/California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) High Risk Infant Follow-up (HRIF) Quality of Care Initiative (QCI) uses linked datasets to improve the data capacity for evaluating outcomes on infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) and determining strategies to improve appropriate referral, follow-up, and receipt of services.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC30793
Project Start Date: June 01, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: ACHIEVABLE FOUNDATION THE
Address: Green Valley Cir Culver City CA 90230
Project Director: Michelle Catanzarite
Phone Number: (424) 266-7476
Email: mcatanzarite@achievable.org

Project Description

Mental health is fundamental to a child's ability to grow, play, learn and develop. As many as 1 in 6 U.S. children ages 6-17 has a treatable mental health disorder. A vulnerable subset of children - those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD)- experience 2-3 times greater burden of mental illness as typically developing children due to stress, poverty, trauma, poor communication skills and neglect. Another pediatric subgroup, transition age youth (TAY), has the highest prevalence of serious mental illness compared to other age groups as they experience increased stressors during a vulnerable life stage. Actual rates tend to be higher than reported because many childhood mental health disorders, especially for TAY and those with I/DD, are left undiagnosed until adulthood. Even if diagnosed, less than half of children with mental health disorders access needed services. Reasons include stigma, funding, fragmented systems, provider shortages and lack of integrated care.

Project Title: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Grant Number: U03MC00001
Project Start Date: September 30, 2001
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: REGENTS OF THE U OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Research Park Drive Davis CA 95618
Project Director: Nathan Kuppermann
Phone Number: (916) 734-1535
Email: nkuppermann@ucdavis.edu

Project Description

The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) was created to address barriers to research in emergency medical services for children (EMSC), including the lack of a research infrastructure. The Pediatric Research in Injuries and Medical Emergencies (PRIME) node sites include: the University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCD), the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital of Salt Lake City (U of Utah), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). These three sites have worked together and been integral to PECARN since 2001. PRIME collaborations, grants and research leadership have led to seminal PECARN research, publications, and dissemination and implementation of research findings. PRIME sites have extensive research experience and infrastructure, and draw on large patient volumes with diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, urban/rural geography, and medical/injury diagnoses.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC00014
Project Start Date: July 01, 1997
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Kinross Ave Ave Los Angeles CA 90095
Project Director: Neal Halfon
Phone Number: (310) 794-0967
Email: nhalfon@g.ucla.edu

Project Description

This training program responds to a critical and emerging need for university-community collaborations to enhance leadership and improve systems of care that respond to sub-optimal health and growing health disparities among MCH populations, as well as emerging improvement opportunities.

Project Title: MCH Research Network Programs

Grant Number: UA6MC32492
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Address: 10889 Wilshire Blvd OFC OF Los Angeles CA 90024
Project Director: Neal Halfon
Phone Number: (310) 794-0967
Email: nhalfon@g.ucla.edu

Project Description

The revolutionary potential of a life course approach has yet to be fully realized due to 1) gaps in our knowledge about how and when to intervene, 2) the lack of a strong research and data infrastructure to support life course intervention (LCI) research, 3) a shortage of crosssector community-based delivery platforms and flexible funding, 4) a failure to give researchers the core capacities to conduct innovative and impactful LCI research, 5) a lack of research on how best to combine interventions into a sustainable strategy, and 6) a failure to meaningfully engage patients, families, and communities in research from design through to implementation, evaluation, and scaling. These issues have hindered the development of innovative and impactful solutions to the enormous challenges facing today’s children and families.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC31601
Project Start Date: March 01, 2018
Project End Date: February 28, 2023
Organization: ALTAMED HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
Address: 2040 Camfield Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90040
Project Director: Nena Davis
Phone Number: (323) 889-7343
Email: ndavis@altamed.org

Project Description

Developmental Delays in children from low-income families present a significant source of health and life outcome disparities. In children from low-income backgrounds, developmental delays are often diagnosed later and often persist and worsen as the child ages. These factors can impact school readiness in all areas including conversational ability, vocabulary development, social interactions and literacy. Compounded these elements lead to lower scholastic achievement, decreased likelihood of completing high school or college, and reduced overall quality of life. Low income families also experience unique stressors that may exacerbate potential or existing developmental delays. This is a reflection of many factors, including the parent's lack of awareness about childhood development and how to support effective progress, lower literacy rates among the adults, and lack of confidence in supporting the child development.

Project Title: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC25733
Project Start Date: July 01, 2013
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Address: Research Park Dr Davis CA 95618
Project Director: Robin Hansen
Phone Number: (916) 703-0248
Email: rlhansen@ucdavis.edu

Project Description

Insufficient numbers of trained developmental behavioral pediatricians to meet the needs of children and families impacted by the broad range of developmental and behavioral disorders through direct service, research and advocacy.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

Grant Number: T71MC30799
Project Start Date: July 01, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Address: W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90027
Project Director: Sara Sherer
Phone Number: (323) 361-6011
Email: ssherer@chla.usc.edu

Project Description

California is currently unprepared to meet the health care needs of the next generation of teens.There is a resulting critical gap between the needs of California's more than 2 million adolescents and the availability of physicians, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, and others with the specialized training and qualifications required to address these needs.

Project Title: Training CED/COR Pediatric and Child Psychiatry

Grant Number: T20MC21952
Project Start Date: July 01, 2011
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Address: California St San Francisco CA 94118
Project Director: Serena Yang
Phone Number: (559) 499-6556
Email: syang@fresno.ucsf.edu

Project Description

The San Joaquin Valley of central California is rich in cultural and linguistic diversity and agricultural wealth, but fraught with some of the most impoverished and medically underserved areas in the US. The overall goal of San Joaquin Valley COR is to enhance primary care providers’ abilities in prevention, early detection, and management of psychosocial, developmental, and mental health concerns of at-risk children in collaboration with developmental-behavioral pediatricians and child psychiatrists.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC29431
Project Start Date: March 01, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY FOUNDATION
Address: Torrance Blvd Torrance CA 90503
Project Director: Nancy Tsuyuki
Phone Number: (310) 303-5082
Email: nancy.tsuyuki@providence.org

Project Description

Uptake of the HPV and Meningococcal vaccine in SPA 8 of Los Angeles County is disproportionately lower compared to LA County, Sate and National Levels.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

Grant Number: T71MC00003
Project Start Date: October 01, 1977
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Address: San Francisco CA 94143
Project Director: Charles E Irwin
Phone Number: (415) 502-4850
Email: irwinch@peds.ucsf.edu

Project Description

Adolescents and young adults’ (AYA) health needs require an interdisciplinary work force that is responsive to emerging problems and provides innovative approaches to help young people succeed as they transition to adulthood. Prevention & intervention efforts have helped to improve AYA health in some areas, yet many young people require health professionals who can work collaboratively to assist with their transition into adolescence & young adulthood. Based in California with a diverse & under-served population, our leadership training project provides an ideal training site to develop leaders who will be able to respond to emerging issues.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07943
Project Start Date: June 01, 2007
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN W/DISABILITIES
Address: Mission Street San Francisco CA 94103
Project Director: Juno Duenas
Phone Number: (415) 282-7494 Extn-15
Email: jduenas@supportforfamilies.org

Project Description

The health systems in California designed to serve CSHCN are complex and difficult to navigate, and health care decision makers and providers often lack a full understanding and empathy for the difficulties families face in accessing health care services. Consequently, policies and services intended to provide high quality, accessible care for CSHCN may not truly meet families’ needs. Only families can share authentic experiences about the impact of health care legislation, policies, and administrative procedures, and it is critical that decision makers hear directly from families with these experiences as they deliberate policy changes. FVCA Project Leadership training program provides family members with the skills, resources, and linkages needed to provide meaningful input to affect health systems change.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC27828
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL
Address: Murphy Canyon Rd Ste 320 San Diego CA 92123
Project Director: Lisa Bain
Phone Number: (619) 791-2610 Extn-305
Email: lbain@pciglobal.org

Project Description

Project Concern International’s (PCI) Healthy Start San Diego (HSSD) program is a comprehensive, person-centered and community-based, evidence-oriented perinatal home visitation program designed to eliminate or reduce significant disparities in perinatal health among Black women and families in San Diego County, including both native born African Americans (AA) and Black immigrants (BI) in areas with the poorest birth outcomes.According to 2013-2015 three-year average verifiable eligibility data for San Diego County, the Black Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) is 9.14 per 1,000 births, with 50 Black infant deaths in the target population during the three-year period.

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

Grant Number: T73MC30113
Project Start Date: July 01, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Address: SPONSORED PROGRAMS, 1850 RESEARCH PARK DRIVE SUITE 300 DAVIS CA 95618
Project Director: Sally Rogers
Phone Number: (916) 703-0264
Email: sjrogers@ucdavis.edu

Project Description

Northern California is home to a culturally diverse, impoverished, rural population of 14.5 million with marked health disparities. With very few training programs in the region in the core disciplines that support children with ASD/DD and their families and state budget cuts that have reduced health and service funding for ASD/DD, too many families are inadequately diagnosed, inadequately treated, and often must travel hundreds of miles to find specialists. The region needs to address this shortage of services and train more practitioners in current best practices in diagnosis, treatment, and collaborative interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent care. To improve the health and treatment of children with ASD/DD and their families, the next generation of practitioners needs leadership skills, to increase capacity of the care delivery systems and develop new models of care provision, and they must have an unwavering commitment to high quality, evidence-based services.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC28291
Project Start Date: March 01, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: SANTA ROSA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Address: Round Barn Cir Santa Rosa CA 95403
Project Director: Kai Nissley
Phone Number: (707) 303-3189
Email: KaiN@srhealthcenters.org

Project Description

The primary goal of our project has been to develop and implement an evidence-based ACEs screening program at SRCH's Pediatric Campus, and to expand the therapeutic treatment and referral options available for affected children and families. SRCH's Pediatric Campus is the only pediatric health center service Medi-Cal and low-income families in the Sonoma County service area and cared for over 6,000 children during this grant cycle.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00150
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: COUNTY OF FRESNO
Address: Fresno CA 93775
Project Director: Ah Vang
Phone Number: (559) 600-3330
Email: ahvang@fresnocountyca.gov

Project Description

Babies First will provide program services to pregnant and parenting women living in the City of Fresno, with a concentration on serving African American women, who have the highest infant mortality rate at 21.4 for the period of 2013 to 2015. The overall infant mortality rate in the target area was 9.0 per 1,000 live births exceeding 1.5 times the national rate of 8.8.

Project Title: Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program

Grant Number: R41MC33087
Project Start Date: September 01, 2019
Project End Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Address: 10889 Wilshire Blvd OFC OF Los Angeles CA 90024
Project Director: Alexandra Sturm
Phone Number: (530) 902-9181
Email: asturm@mednet.ucla.edu

Project Description

Early intervention and continuity of care is critical for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet, profound inequity exists in early screening and access to services for underresourced individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Most researchers examine sociodemographic disparity as it relates to community obtained services. However, children with ASD are entitled to free and appropriate educational services (including health services such as speech, occupational and behavioral services) starting at age three. There should not exist disparities in obtaining services in publicly funded school programs post diagnosis; yet parents report this to be the case. Little research exists on characterizing recent sociodemographic disparities in large publicly-funded school programs. Even less is known about the sociodemographic disparity impacts the optimal number, types, and packages of educational services that may improve educational and vocational outcomes for youth with ASD.

Project Title: MCH Pipeline Training Program

Grant Number: T16MC06956
Project Start Date: June 01, 2006
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Kinross Avenue LOS ANGELES CA 90095
Project Director: Alice Kuo
Phone Number: (310) 825-5797
Email: akuo@mednet.ucla.edu

Project Description

The UCLA Pathways for Students into Health Professions (PSHP) Program helps underrepresented minority undergraduate students at UCLA pursue careers in maternal and child health professions. We provide curriculum and the support to optimize their ability to successfully enter graduate schools.

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

Grant Number: T73MC30114
Project Start Date: July 01, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
Address: Office of Contract and Grant Administration,11000 Kinross Avenue, Suite 211 Los Angeles CA 90095
Project Director: Alice Kuo
Phone Number: (310) 825-5797
Email: akuo@mednet.ucla.edu

Project Description

UC-LEND aims to provide high quality training experiences to promising individuals at the graduate and post-doctoral level, as well as continuing education to practicing providers in the community, thus improving the regional capacity and quality of services for Individuals with ND.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00130
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY
Address: San Leandro Blvd San Leandro CA 94577
Project Director: Anna Gruver
Phone Number: (510) 667-4334
Email: anna.gruver@acgov.org

Project Description

The Alameda County Public Health Department operates the family support system of care for expectant and parenting families, Starting Out Strong. The system serves pregnant women and families with young children who experience medical and social risk factors, with a focus on African American families since they are disproportionately represented in this group. To address stark local and national disparities in birth outcomes for African-American women. The Alameda County Healthy Start Initiative (ACHSI) integrates and supplements a range of Starting Out Strong case management services, provide Black-focused outreach and community engagement, childbirth education, group health education, and mental health supports. The goal of ACHSI is to improve birth outcomes and family well-being among African-American families with young children in Alameda County.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

Grant Number: T79MC25736
Project Start Date: July 01, 2013
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE
Address: Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94704
Project Director: Barbara Laraia
Phone Number: (510) 643-7896
Email: blaraia@berkeley.edu

Project Description

The state of California is currently experiencing a crisis in the MCH Nutrition workforce. Over 23% of the state leadership are projected to have retired. This Training program will train short, medium and long-term MCH Nutrition leaders with the skills to identify, implement, monitor and evaluate programs and policies to promote optimal nutrition for women, children, and families with a focus on critical developmental periods and social disparities.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC30727
Project Start Date: March 01, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: ALTAMED HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
Address: Camfield Ave Commerce CA 90040
Project Director: Castulo de la Rocha
Phone Number: (323) 889-7310
Email: cadelarocha@altamed.org

Project Description

Many Californians face serious obstacles in obtaining dental services. These individuals have complex medical, physical, or social conditions that make it difficult to get to a dentist’s office. They are economically disadvantaged or living in underserved areas. It has been estimated that over 30% or more of the population of California, or over 11 million children and adults are not able to get their oral health needs met through the traditional dental care system. As a result, they have significantly worse oral health than those in other segments of the population. While AltaMed has an Oral Health Unit (OHU) serving children and pregnant patients in the community, the OHU does not provide on-site preventive procedures and therapeutic services, such as dental prophylaxis, periodontal scaling, and interim therapeutic restorations (ITR). Instead, AltaMed refers OHU patients to the closest AltaMed dental home. This referral process can lead to gaps in care/service.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00095
Project Start Date: September 01, 2002
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Address: N St Sacramento CA 95814
Project Director: Julie M RemSmario
Phone Number: (510) 946-2382
Email: jremssmario@cde.ca.gov

Project Description

Deaf (inclusive of all hearing levels) babies identified through the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program (NHSP) continue to have language delays in both English and/or American Sign Language. Parents need more support to navigate the health and education system.

Project Title: Adolescent Health

Grant Number: U45MC27709
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Address: Ucsf Box 0962 Suite 315 3333 California Street San Francisco CA 94103
Project Director: Charles E Irwin
Phone Number: (415) 502-4850
Email: irwinch@peds.ucsf.edu

Project Description

The adolescent & young adult (AYA) years, ages 10-25, are periods of major physical, cognitive & psychosocial development. This growth brings opportunities for improving health & preventing disease & disability in the short- & long-term. Optimizing these opportunities requires a nurturing environment, with supportive families, positive adult relationships, & systems that are responsive to the unique needs of this population. The public health & healthcare systems can have a key role in helping AYAs reach their potential. However, the systems & programs that serve AYAs, & the policies that shape those systems & programs, vary tremendously by state. Given AYAs’ unique needs & state variation in healthcare policies & systems, investments are needed to strengthen the capacity of State MCH programs & their clinical partners to address AYAs’ needs.

Project Title: Autism Intervention Research Networks

Grant Number: UA3MC11055
Project Start Date: September 01, 2008
Project End Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: Regents of the University of California
Address: Kinross Avenue Los Angeles CA 90095
Project Director: Connie Kasari
Phone Number: (310) 825-8342
Email: kasari@gseis.ucla.edu

Project Description

Proven-efficacious autism interventions are complicated to deliver, intensive and expensive. The majority of tested interventions involve white, middle class samples seen in clinic settings. As a result, communities of color are rarely reflected in research participants, and few interventions are tested in under-resourced communities. Evidence suggests there are important neighborhood and cultural factors essential to consider at all levels of ASD intervention, from diagnostic ascertainment, to community availability of best interventions, and parents’ likelihood of engaging in treatment. The AIR-B network has successfully established an effective research network devoted to studying the development and implementation of interventions to address autism’s core symptoms in underserved children. The adoption of Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR) facilitates the development and adoption of interventions that have the most potential to effectively change and sustain practice.

Project Title: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC09796
Project Start Date: July 01, 2008
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Address: Welch Rd Palo Alto CA 94304
Project Director: Heidi M Feldman
Phone Number: (650) 497-8052
Email: hfeldman@stanford.edu

Project Description

The prevalence of children with disabilities and other special health care needs exceeds the health system's ability to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate management and treatment. The health care system needs subspecialists in developmental-behavioral pediatricians and also needs primary care clinicians to participate actively in the care of these children

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC00002
Project Start Date: July 01, 1954
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Shattuck Ave Berkeley CA 94704
Project Director: Julianna Deardorff
Phone Number: (510) 642-7334
Email: jdeardorff@berkeley.edu

Project Description

UCB CoE in MCAH develops the next generation of leaders equipped to solve the health challenges facing, women, children, adolescents, and families of the 21st century. The project is interdisciplinary and responsive to newly emerging issues in MCAH & to the needs of diverse communities in California and beyond.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC07874
Project Start Date: March 01, 2007
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: State of California
Address: 9th St Sacramento CA 95811
Project Director: Tom McGinnis
Phone Number: (916) 322-4336 Extn-695
Email: tom.mcginnis@emsa.ca.gov

Project Description

The unique needs of children in emergency situations are constantly changing; therefore, the requirement to consider the needs of children must be established in statutes, regulations, and laws and formalized in operational protocols and agreements. The overall goal of the California Emergency Medical Services for Children Program is to assess and strengthen the current status of pediatric emergency care statewide by improving the readiness of EMS providers to respond to critically ill and injured children.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC28290
Project Start Date: March 01, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Address: Atlantic Ave Long Beach CA 90806
Project Director: Casey Hudson
Phone Number: (562) 933-0017
Email: chudson@memorialcare.org

Project Description

Advances in health have allowed many children with special health needs (CSHCN) to live longer, and 90% of them now reach their 21st birthday (Bensen et al, 2014). Unfortunately, both the youth and the pediatric system that supports them are not prepared for the transition to adult care. Adult care specialists often would not develop expertise in childhood diseases due to patient’s short life expectancy, such as patients with congenital heart disease, as an example. Transition is defined as “a purposeful, planned process that supports adolescents and young adults with chronic health conditions and disabilities to move from child-centered (pediatric) to adult-oriented health-care practices, providers, programs, and facilities” (Reiss & Gibson, 2002). The goals of transition include promotion of autonomy and self determination, assuming adult roles and responsibilities, maximizing life-long functioning, receiving of developmentally appropriate education, and a seamless transfer of care.

Project Title: EMSC Demonstration Grants

Grant Number: H3AMC24073
Project Start Date: June 01, 2012
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: Regents of the University of California
Address: Research Park Dr Davis CA 95618
Project Director: James Marcin
Phone Number: (916) 734-4726
Email: jpmarcin@ucdavis.edu

Project Description

Northern California is comprised of vast and remote regions with very limited health and medical resources. As a result of this geographic isolation, many patients - in particular, children - often receive sub-optimal care and are subjected to lengthy transports for definitive care. The TACTICAL project aims to develop and improve an EMS plan for children in the NCEMS and S-SVEMS regions ultimately improving pediatric emergency care for children. Specifically, our project goals include: Goal One: Implement, improve and sustain continuous pediatric-specific QI in service Goal Two: Improve ability of EDs in the region to care for acutely ill and injured children by increasing readiness to evaluate and treat pediatric patients Goal Three: Provide pediatric education and training to pre-hospital and hospital providers in the management of acutely ill and injured children

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

Grant Number: T79MC00013
Project Start Date: July 01, 1993
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Kinross Ave Ave Los Angeles CA 90095
Project Director: Dena Herman
Phone Number: (310) 825-3738
Email: dena.herman@csun.edu

Project Description

CA is the largest, most culturally-diverse, and fastest growing state in the nation; all public health issues targeted by HP 2020 are magnified here. Immigration patterns have increased the number of vulnerable women and children, disproportionately from ethnic minorities throughout the West, resulting in an increased need for PH nutrition services. In these 13 states there are few institutions, which offer PH graduate and doctoral training. It is important that UCLA and its Partners continue to serve as a Regional Resource to improve access to comprehensive, community-based nutrition-centered and culturally competent coordinated care by: 1) Providing MCH nutrition professionals w/interdisciplinary graduate education and training; 2) Developing and disseminating curricula, teaching models and educational resources to enhance MCH nutrition programs; and 3) Providing CE/consultation/TA to organizations serving MCH populations and collaborate with State Title V and other MCH programs.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC32718
Project Start Date: April 01, 2019
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: LOS ANGELES, COUNTY OF
Address: 313 N Figueroa St Ste 912 Los Angeles CA 90012
Project Director: Erin Saleeby
Phone Number: (213) 288-8050
Email: esaleeby@dhs.lacounty.gov

Project Description

LACDHS houses a program named, "MAMA'S Neighborhood" under the department of Women's Health Programs and Innovation. Its Healthy Start Initiative project will aim to improve perinatal outcomes by promoting women's, infant and family health, and reduce racial/ethnic disparities that exist in infant and maternal mortality. These aims will focus on 4 regions with the greatest disparities. During this project, comprehensive, continuous and coordinated services will be rendered over the courses of pregnancy and interconception, including, high risk clinical and psychosocial care management within DHS facilities and at a patient's home/community. Los Angeles County is vast and spread-out, making access, navigation and utilization challenging for those with more complicated lives and multiple comorbidities. By focusing on the woman and her protective factors, areas of challenge, and support systems, LACDHS hopes to support her and her infant and family towards healthy life status.

Project Title: Thalassemia

Grant Number: U1AMC28548
Project Start Date: June 01, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Organization: CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL & RESEARCH CENTER AT OAKLAND
Address: 747 52nd Street, Oakland CA 94609
Project Director: Elliott Vichinsky
Phone Number: (510) 428-3651
Email: elliott.vichinsky@ucsf.edu

Project Description

Thalassemia is an inherited life-long anemia of increasing public health importance in the United States. The severe forms of thalassemia are complex disorders that can develop into multisystem diseases requiring tertiary-level multidisciplinary care. Minority populations are disproportionately affected due to the distribution of thalassemia mutations among the Asian, Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean ethnic groups. The western region covered in this proposal represents a huge geographical area with a large number of patients. The lack of access to management according to evidence-informed and expert recommendations by patients increases complications of thalassemia and reduces health-related quality of life.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24045
Project Start Date: June 01, 2012
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Center for Comprehensive Care and Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders
Address: N Main St Santa Ana CA 92705
Project Director: Diane J Nugent
Phone Number: (949) 338-9630
Email: dianenugent7@gmail.com

Project Description

Individuals with suspected and diagnosed rare inherited bleeding disorders in the Western US region need access to comprehensive diagnosis and treatment centers with expertise to provide quality patient centered care in order to improve their health status and outcomes.

Project Title: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC25732
Project Start Date: July 01, 2013
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Address: W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90027
Project Director: Douglas Vanderbilt
Phone Number: (323) 361-6994
Email: dvanderbilt@chla.usc.edu

Project Description

There is the need to train the next generation of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric (DBP) leaders to improve the system of care for a culturally/linguistically diverse population in Southern CA through direct care, teaching, advocacy/administration and research.

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

Grant Number: T73MC00008
Project Start Date: July 01, 1990
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES
Address: W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90027
Project Director: Douglas Vanderbilt
Phone Number: (323) 361-6994
Email: dvanderbilt@chla.usc.edu

Project Description

CA-LEND responds to a critical need to enhance collaborative efforts to train professionals, across disciplines, to improve systems of care that respond to life course needs and growing health disparities among MCH populations, in particular those of children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities (NRD), including autism, and other special needs.

Project Title: Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration Program

Grant Number: U1EMC27862
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: August 31, 2021
Organization: CENTER FOR COMPREHENSIVE CARE AND DIAGNOSIS OF INHERITED BLOOD DISORDERS, THE
Address: N Main St Santa Ana CA 92705
Project Director: Diane J Nugent
Phone Number: (949) 338-9630
Email: dianenugent7@gmail.com

Project Description

The quality of care for SCD is poor due to a lack of access to specialty services and insufficient reimbursement to sustain multidisciplinary teams. The PSCRC seeks to build a regional system for SCD care and policy to improve outcomes, decrease morbidity/mortality, and maximize quality of life.

Project Title: MCH Research Network Programs

Grant Number: UA6MC27378
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: August 31, 2022
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Address: CONTROLLER'S OFFICE - EMF, BOX-0897, RM 425MCB 1855 FOLSOM STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Project Director: Elizabeth M Ozer
Phone Number: (415) 502-4851
Email: elizabeth.ozer@ucsf.edu

Project Description

The adolescent and young adult (AYA) years are the second critical period of the lifecourse, bringing challenges and opportunities with lifelong implications for health. Neuroscience suggests the AYA years are a unique developmental window for learning. Evidence-based services informed by developmental science (including neuroscience) can improve health through prevention and coordinated care for AYAs with chronic conditions, including mental conditions. An AYA Health Research Network (“Network”) can help integrate developmental science into health services research and translate findings into practice.

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

Grant Number: X10MC33568
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: PUBLIC HEALTH, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF
Address: MS 1601 PO BOX 997376 SACRAMENTO CA 95899
Project Director: Thea Perrino
Phone Number: (916) 650-6788
Email: Thea.Perrino@cdph.ca.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.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020