Delaware Discretionary Awards

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC07872
Project Start Date: March 01, 2007
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Delaware Health & Social Services
Address: Federal St Dover DE 19901
Project Director: Britany Huss
Phone Number: (302) 223-1727
Email: britany.huss@state.de.us

Project Description

Integrating special attention to children's needs into the current Emergency Medical Services System, in order to improve the state’s capacity to provide emergency care for children.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC31602
Project Start Date: March 01, 2018
Project End Date: February 28, 2023
Organization: NEMOURS FOUNDATION, THE
Address: Rockland Road, Wilmington DE 19803
Project Director: Lee Pachter
Phone Number: (860) 508-2148
Email: lee.pachter@nemours.org

Project Description

The purpose of this project is to increase the capacity across the state of Delaware to effectively address the needs of children and families who have been exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), potentially traumatic events that have occurred in an individual’s life before age 18. Exposure to 4 or more ACEs has been linked to worse health, social, and behavioral outcomes including chronic health conditions, depression, and premature death

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

Grant Number: X10MC33571
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF
Address: 417 Federal St Dover DE 19901
Project Director: Crystal Sherman
Phone Number: (302) 744-4555
Email: crystal.sherman@state.de.us

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: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC21662
Project Start Date: June 01, 2011
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Delaware Family Voices, Inc.
Address: Englewood Road Wilmingotn DE 19810
Project Director: Ann Phillips
Phone Number: (302) 669-3031
Email: annphillipsfv@comcast.net

Project Description

Delaware Family Voices, Inc. (DE FV) Family to Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) will address four key problems. 1) Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) face extreme difficulty accessing and navigating the complex range of services their child may need across development. 2) Undeserved populations experience health disparities 3) Preparation and resources are lacking for CSHCN’s smooth transition to adult services without compromising their quality of life. 4) Families and policymakers have not embraced the importance and value of including families in policy decisions.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00008
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: DELAWARE HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (DHSS)
Address: Federal St Dover DE 19901
Project Director: Patricia Burke
Phone Number: (302) 744-4813
Email: patricia.burke@delaware.gov

Project Description

The primary focus and purpose of the State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) is to develop, enhance, and expand state and jurisdictional Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data capacity for its Needs Assessment and performance measure reporting in the Title V MCH Block Grant program. Such enhanced MCH data capacity will also assist states and jurisdictional MCH programs to engage in informed decision-making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs. SSDI complements the Title V MCH Block Grant program by improving the availability, timeliness, and quality of MCH data. Utilization of these data is central to state and jurisdictional reporting on Delaware's Title V MCH Block Grant program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, along with related investments.

Project Title: CISS -Local/State

Grant Number: H25MC00253
Project Start Date: July 01, 2003
Project End Date: July 31, 2021
Organization: DELAWARE HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (DHSS)
Address: Federal St Dover DE 19901
Project Director: Paulina Gyan
Phone Number: (302) 744-4922
Email: paulina.gyan@state.de.us

Project Description

The ECCS Impact project attempts to shape the future quality of life , including health, economic, emotional, physical and social outcomes by promoting responsive, nurturing relationships in safe, engaging environments in the earliest years to build a healthy foundation for childhood development. this is accomplished in collaboration with local partners through the use of continuous quality improvement methods with a clear focus on developmental health promotion, family engagement

Project Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Grant Number: U4CMC32313
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Organization: CHILDREN, YOUTH & THEIR FAMILIES, DELAWARE DEPT OF SERVICES FOR
Address: 1825 Faulkland Rd Wilmington DE 19805
Project Director: Charles Webb
Phone Number: (302) 633-2598
Email: Charles.Webb@state.de.us

Project Description

Project will implement and sustain Pediatric Health Care Provider curb-side consultation with Child Psychiatrists, and provide referral resources and care coordination.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC23639
Project Start Date: April 01, 2012
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: Delaware Department of Health & Social Services, Dover, DE
Address: Federal St Dover DE 19901
Project Director: Isabel Rivera-Green
Phone Number: (302) 744-4807
Email: isabel.rivera-green@delaware.gov

Project Description

Delaware Has approximately 10,962 births and 14 infants identified with permanent hearing loss in calendar year 2018. Of the 10,962 infants screened in 2018, 67 infants were lost to follow up. These infants have been lost to the program after discharge from a birth facility or midwife delivery. Of the 14 infants diagnosed with hearing loss in 2018 10 infants can be documented as being enrolled in early intervention services and 2 of the families declined Early Intervention services and 2 families were unresponsive. The goal of the EHDI program is to screen infants for hearing loss in order to ensure that infants receive appropriate and timely diagnosis and services. The purpose of this project is to ensure that enrollment into appropriate early intervention services for children with hearing loss happens by 6 months of age.

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

Grant Number: T73MC30116
Project Start Date: July 01, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
Address: 210 Hullihen Hall, Newark DE 19716
Project Director: Beth A Mineo
Phone Number: (302) 831-1589
Email: mineo@udel.edu

Project Description

Delaware families face significant challenges accessing timely, evidence-based care for children with ASD/DD. The Delaware LEND trains future leaders in the provision of family-centered, interdisciplinary, culturally competent care for children with ASD/DD and their families.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020