Delaware Discretionary Awards

Project Title: ACEs to ACEs: Accelerating Community Engagement to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences

Grant Number: H17MC31602
Project Start Date: March 1, 2018
Project End Date: February 28, 2023
Organization: NEMOURS FOUNDATION, THE
Address: 1600 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: Delaware State System Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00008
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: DELAWARE HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES (DHSS)
Address: 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901-3635
Project Director: Elizabeth Orndorff
Phone Number: (302) 744-4813
Email: Elizabeth.Orndorff@delaware.gov

Project Description

The primary purpose of 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 their Title V MCH Block Grant program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, along with related investments.

Project Title: Delaware EMSC

Grant Number: H33MC07872
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Delaware Health & Social Services
Address: 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901-3635
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: UNIVERSAL NEWBORN HEARING SCREENING AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM

Grant Number: H61MC23639
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: Delaware Department of Health & Social Services, Dover, DE
Address: 417 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901-3635
Project Director: Roxann Trim
Phone Number: (302) 744-4807
Email: roxann.trim@delaware.gov

Project Description

Delaware has approximately 11,500 births and 15-20 infants identifies with permanent hearing loss each year. Of the 11,265 infants screened in 2017, 298 infants are lost to follow up. These infants have been lost to the program after discharge from a birth facility or midwife delivery. Of the 12 infants diagnosed with hearing loss in 2017 all 12 infants can be documented as being enrolled in early intervention services. E.I. for infants with hearing loss has been shown to be critical to achieving the greatest possible outcomes for the child irrespective communication modality. 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: Delaware Family Voices, Inc. Family to Family Health Information Center/Family Professional Partners

Grant Number: H84MC21662
Project Start Date: September 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Delaware Family Voices, Inc.
Address: 3301 Englewood Road, Wilmingotn, DE 19810-3323
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.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020