California Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC31601
Project Start Date: March 1, 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: California State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC24474
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Department of Health Care Services
Address: PO BOX 997413 Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
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: Emergency Medical Services for Children Program State Partnership Grant

Grant Number: H33MC07874
Project Start Date: March 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: State of California
Address: 1930 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95811-7076
Project Director: Tom McGinnis
Phone Number: (916) 322-4336
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: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC25732
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES
Address: 4650 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
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 Training in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Grant Number: T77MC25733
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Address: 1850 Research Park Dr., STE 300 Davis, CA 95618-6153
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: Partners in Excellence for Leadership in MCH Nutrition

Grant Number: T79MC00013
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: UCLA Office of Contract & Grants Admin, 11000 Kinross Ave STE 102 Los Angeles, CA 90095-2000
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: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

Grant Number: T79MC25736
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, THE
Address: 2150 Shattuck Ave STE 300, Berkeley, CA 94704-5940
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: Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive Medical Care for Thalassemia

Grant Number: U1AMC28548
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
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: Help Me Grow: Developmental Screening Registry

Grant Number: H17MC26773
Project Start Date: March 1, 2014
Project End Date: February 28, 2019
Organization: CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF CALIFORNIA
Address: 455 S. Main St., Orange, CA 92868-3835
Project Director: Rebecca Hernandez
Phone Number: (949) 267-0300
Email: Rhernan2@uci.edu

Project Description

Physicians have been slow to incorporate developmental screening of young children using standardized tools into their practices on a routine basis. Even those who do, report they often don’t make referrals when the child measures at risk or needing further assessment. The developmental service system needs to become more efficient through better coordination of services so it can serve all children with developmental problems.

Project Title: San Francisco Children with Special Health Care Needs Transition Program

Grant Number: H17MC26777
Project Start Date: March 1, 2014
Project End Date: February 28, 2019
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Address: 3333 California St., STE 315, San Francisco, CA 94118-1981
Project Director: Megumi Okumura, MD
Phone Number: (415) 502-8068
Email: okumuram@peds.ucsf.edu

Project Description

Over 90% of children born with significant chronic diseases, assisted by improvements in medical technology, can now live well into adulthood. These children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) face many challenges when they reach early adulthood and attempt to transition to adult health care. Poor preparation for CYSHCN in managing adult health care needs, lack of pediatric providers skilled in transition, and difficulties families face when navigating the adult health care system have all contributed to this problem.

Project Title: Clinic in the Park

Grant Number: H17MC26778
Project Start Date: March 1, 2014
Project End Date: February 28, 2019
Organization: VOLUNTEER CENTER OF GREATER ORANGE COUNTY
Address: 1901 E. 4th St. STE 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705-3918
Project Director: Phyllis Agran
Phone Number: (714) 329-2180
Email: pagran@gmail.com

Project Description

Clinic in the Park is a nonprofit health collaborative American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Federal (HRSA) Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Project, fiscally sponsored by OneOC. Clinic in the Park’s mission is to connect/refer vulnerable children to public benefits and community resources; provide safety-net screenings; and, deliver health education and safety equipment. Using public space for health, Clinic in the Park is an established one-stop-shop model that addresses the social determinants of health and disparities. We have established an innovative partnership between pediatricians, public health and communities, providing tools and resources that empower families to improve their health. We are now over 70 community-based organizations; schools, academic, public and private institutions; and, volunteer health professionals and students providing free health and wellness services in underserved communities.

Project Title: Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Transition of Care Program

Grant Number: H17MC28290
Project Start Date: March 1, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: LONG BEACH MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Address: 2801 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806-1701
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 cystic fibrosis (CF), 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: SRCH Health Tomorrows Partnership for Children

Grant Number: H17MC28291
Project Start Date: March 1, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: SANTA ROSA COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS
Address: 3569 Round Barn Cir., Santa Rosa, CA 95403-5781
Project Director: Kai Nissley
Phone Number: (707) 303-3189
Email: KaiN@srhealthcenters.org

Project Description

The primary goal of our project is 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: Preteen and Teen Immunization Project

Grant Number: H17MC29431
Project Start Date: March 1, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: PROVIDENCE LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY FOUNDATION
Address: 4101 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4607
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, State and National Levels.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorros Partnership For Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC30727
Project Start Date: March 1, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: ALTAMED HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION
Address: 2040 Camfield Ave., Commerce, CA 90040-1502
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: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program - Whole Person Care Project (WPCP)

Grant Number: H17MC30793
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: ACHIEVABLE FOUNDATION THE
Address: 5901 Green Valley Cir., STE 405, Culver City, CA 90230-6971
Project Director: Michelle Catanzarite
Phone Number: (424) 266-7476
Email: mcatanzarite@achievable.org

Project Description

A child's mental health is fundamental to their ability to grow, play, learn and develop. It is estimated that up to 33% of U.S. children experience a mental health disorder in a given year. A vulnerable subset of children - those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) - experience a 2-3 times greater burden of mental illness than typically developing children due to higher levels of family stress, poverty, trauma, injury, social isolation, poor communication skills and neglect. Another pediatric subgroup susceptible to mental illness is transition age youth (TAY), who experience increased stressors during a vulnerable life stage. Unfortunately, mental health disorders in children, especially TAY and those with I/DD, are too often left undiagnosed or untreated until adulthood. Children with I/DD and TAY have much difficulty accessing and utilizing therapy and mental health services, mostly due to a fragmented care system, provider shortages and lack of integrated care.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24045
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Center for Comprehensive Care and Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders
Address: 2670 N. Main St., STE 150 Santa Ana, CA 92705-6639
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: TACTICAL

Grant Number: H3AMC24073
Project Start Date: June 1, 2016
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: Regents of the University of California
Address: 1850 Research Park Dr., STE 300, Davis, CA 95618-6153
Project Director: James P. Marin
Phone Number: (916) 734-4726
Email: jpmarin@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: SHIELDS for Families Healthy Start

Grant Number: H49MC00094
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: SHIELDS FOR FAMILIES PROJECT INC.
Address: PO BOX 59129, Los Angeles, CA 90059-0129
Project Director: Kathry Icenhower
Phone Number: (323) 242-5000
Email: kicenhower@shieldsforfamilies.org

Project Description

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: Alameda County Healthy Start Initiative (ACHSI)

Grant Number: H49MC00130
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: ALAMEDA COUNTY HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY
Address: Improving Pregnancy Outcomes Program 1000 San Leandro Blvd STE 300, San Leandro, CA 94577-1598
Project Director: Anna Gruver
Phone Number: (510) 667-4334
Email: anna.gruver@acgov.org

Project Description

In Alameda County, CA, African-Americans have the highest rates of fetal, neonatal, postnatal, perinatal and infant mortality; in addition to preterm, low and very low birth weight rates. The Alameda County Healthy Start Initiative will serve pregnant and parenting low-income African American women, their young children, and male partners living in three under-resourced urban areas through direct services, program integration and building a system of care to improve birth outcomes.

Project Title: Babies First

Grant Number: H49MC00150
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: COUNTY OF FRESNO
Address: PO BOX 11867 Fresno, CA 93775-1867
Project Director: Ah Vang
Phone Number: (559) 600-3330
Email: ahvang@fresnocountyca.gov

Project Description

Babies First provides services to the target area consisting of 49 Census Tracts with an IMR of 9.9 per 1,000 live births in one or more racial and ethnic groups. The target area has an overall IMR of 9.18 compared to the overall county IMR of 6.34.

Project Title: California Border Healthy Start PLUS

Grant Number: H49MC27828
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: PROJECT CONCERN INTERNATIONAL
Address: 5151 Murphy Canyon Rd. Ste 320, San Diego, CA 92123-4339
Project Director: Lisa Bain
Phone Number: (619) 757-8520
Email: lbain@pciglobal.org

Project Description

California Border Healthy Start PLUS serves low-income women and their families – predominantly of Hispanic origin – living in areas that represent the poorest birth outcomes, highest levels of poverty and greatest need for case management and home visitation services in San Diego County.

Project Title: California supplemental services to the Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Grant Number: H61MC00095
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Address: 1430 N. St STE 2305 Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Project Director: Julie M. Remss Mario
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: Family Professional Partnerships/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07943
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN W/DISABILITIES
Address: 1663 Mission Street STE, 700 San Francisco, CA 94103-2489
Project Director: Pip Marks
Phone Number: (415) 282-7494
Email: pipmarks@familyvoicesofca.org

Project Description

More than 10% of all CYSHCN in the nation – over 1.4 million - reside in California. These families face extraordinary challenges in accessing health care. Among these challenges are: disparities in health care access in a highly diverse population of CYSHCN living in a large geographical area with many struggling financially; and a complex, fragmented, and changing system of health care for CYSHCN. A particular challenge for California families of CYSHCN is that there is no single unified system of care for CYSHCN but rather a complicated series of systems that act independently of each other, with frequent overlapping – and often conflicting—eligibility requirements and services.

Project Title: Pathways for Students into Health Professions MCH Pipeline Training Program HRSA-16-037

Grant Number: T16MC06956
Project Start Date: June 1, 2016
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: UCLA Office of Contract & Grants Admin 11000 Kinross Avenue STE 102 LOS ANGELES, CA 90095-0001
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: San Joaquin Valley COR: A Longitudinal Curriculum Enhancing Primary Care Providers Abilities

Grant Number: T20MC21952
Project Start Date: July 1, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Address: 3333 California St., STE 315, San Francisco, CA 94118-6215
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: Leadership Training In Adolescent Health

Grant Number: T71MC00003
Project Start Date: July 1, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco
Address: UCSF, Contracts and Grants Officer PO BOX 0962 San Francisco, CA 94143-0001
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: California-Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00008
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: CHILDRENS HOSPITAL OF LOS ANGELES
Address: Mail Stop Code: Mail Stop #97 Pre-Award Support Services Research Advancement and Admin 4650 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027-6062
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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC30113
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Address: Mail Stop Code: 1100 Dutton Hall Financial Aid Office SPONSORED PROGRAMS, 1850 RESEARCH PARK DRIVE SUITE 300, DAVIS, CA 95618-6153
Project Director: Aubyn C. Stahmer
Phone Number: (916) 703-0254
Email: astahmer@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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC30114
Project Start Date: July 1, 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 90095-2000
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: Training in Maternal and Child Health

Grant Number: T76MC00002
Project Start Date: June 1, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: Sponsored Projects Office 2150 Shattuck Ave, STE 313, Berkeley, CA 94704-1345
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: The Interdisciplinary MCH Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC00014
Project Start Date: June 1, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV OF CALIFORNIA
Address: UCLA Office of Contract & Grants Admin 11000 Kinross Ave, STE 102, Los Angeles, CA 90095-2000
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: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training

Grant Number: T77MC09796
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
Address: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 750 Welch Rd., STE 315 Palo Alto, CA 94304-1510
Project Director: Heidi M. Feldman
Phone Number: (650) 497-8052
Email: hfeldman@stanford.edu

Project Description

The number of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians is very low and cannot meet the needs of the population of children with ASD/IDD and developmental disorders. Primary care clinicians are ill prepared to provide a Primary Care Medical Home for these children.

Project Title: State Adolescent and Young Adult Health Capacity Building Program

Grant Number: U45MC27709
Project Start Date: September 1, 2018
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Address: UCSF Box 0962 Suite 315, 3333 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-4249
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.

 

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020