Connecticut Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Connecticut State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI)

Grant Number: H18MC00007
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Address: Mail Stop Code: MS#11-MAT, 410 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06106-1367
Project Director: Marc Camardo
Phone Number: (860) 509-7182
Email: Marc.Camardo@ct.gov

Project Description

Enhanced maternal and child health (MCH) data capacity is needed to improve the availability and timeliness of MCH data for informed decision making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children with special health care needs.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Sevices for Children- Connecticut

Grant Number: H33MC29430
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: YALE-NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL, INC.
Address: 20 York St., New Haven, CT 06510-3220
Project Director: Jason Malia
Phone Number: (203) 200-1174
Email: JASON.MALIA@YNHH.ORG

Project Description

The aim of the EMSC Program is to reduce childhood death and disability caused by severe illness or injury

Project Title: Hartford Federal Healthy Start Program

Grant Number: H49MC12834
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: State of Connecticut Department of Public Health
Address: 410 Capitol Ave., SLIP 340308, Hartford, CT 06106-1367
Project Director: Regina Owusu
Phone Number: (860) 509-8092
Email: regina.owusu@ct.gov

Project Description

The DPH will address racial and ethnic disparities in Hartford by continuing the Hartford Healthy Start (HHS) Program and well woman services to low income pregnant and parenting women, their infants and toddlers to age 2 who are born into the HHS, and fathers, the target population being African-American women. Infant mortality is one of the many perinatal outcomes for which marked disparities exist among non Hispanic Black/African Americans statewide. The display in infant mortality that exist within Connecticut is more pronounced in urban areas of the state including the target community of Hartford, CT. The infant mortality rate among Hartford's non-Hispanic Black/African Americans was 14.4 per 1,000 live births in 2007-2009 (65 deaths over the 3 yr. period), which was 1.4 times higher than the rate for Hartford, 2.5 times higher than the statewide rate, and 2.2 times higher than the national average for this 3-year period and has persisted over time.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00088
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Address: 410 Capitol Ave., # MS13PUR, Hartford, CT 06106-1367
Project Director: John Lamb
Phone Number: (860) 509-7108
Email: john.lamb@ct.gov

Project Description

The CT EHDI system ensures that deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) infants are identified through timely newborn hearing screening and diagnostic evaluation, resulting in timely and appropriate early intervention (EI) services, which optimizes their language, literacy, and social-emotional development. Data collection and analysis, outreach, education, aggressive tracking, quality improvement, and collaboration with other entities and agencies are some of the techniques used in this effort. Additionally, the program is working with the Connecticut EHDI Taskforce\Learning community to increase health professionals’ engagement within and knowledge of the EHDI system. Last, CT EHDI is working directly with the Connecticut Family Support Network (under contract) to improve family education, engagement, and partnership within the EHDI system.

Project Title: CT Family to Family Health Information Center (CT F2F HIC)

Grant Number: H84MC21663
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT
Address: P.O. Box 117, Northford, CT 06472-0117
Project Director: Carmina Cirioli
Phone Number: (203) 234-9554
Email: accirioli@att.net

Project Description

To broaden the capacity of CT CYSHCN to access healthcare and health related services and expand services to culturally diverse underserved populations still struggling with health inequities.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020