Iowa Discretionary Awards

Project Title: MCH Data Enhancement

Grant Number: H18MC00018
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Address: Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th St Des Moines, IA 50319-1002
Project Director: Marcus Johnson-Miller
Phone Number: (515) 281-4911
Email: marcus.johnson-miller@idph.iowa.gov

Project Description

Scarce resources have limited the Iowa Department of Public Health's ability to increase MCH data capacity.

Project Title: Iowa Emergency Medical Services for Children Program

Grant Number: H33MC06723
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Address: Lucas State Office Building 321 E. 12th St Des Moines, IA 50319-1002
Project Director: Rebecca Curtiss
Phone Number: (515) 242-5206
Email: rebecca.curtiss@idph.iowa.gov

Project Description

Pediatric require specialized care with specialized equipment to treat and manage medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. Healthcare providers within hospitals and EMS agencies need training and equipment to be proficient and comfortable in providing care to pediatric patients.

Project Title: Healthy Start Communities

Grant Number: H49MC00052
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: VISITING NURSE SERVICES
Address: 1111 9th St STE 320 Des Moines, IA 50314-2527
Project Director: Cindy Winn
Phone Number: (515) 558-9956
Email: cwinn@everystep.org

Project Description

The project provides perinatal, child health/development, and family support for pregnant/interconceptional women, children under two years of age, and families in the project area. Services address factors that contribute to poor perinatal outcomes, health disparities, and maternal/child well-being.

Project Title: Iowa Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention

Grant Number: H61MC26835
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: PUBLIC HEALTH, IOWA DEPARTMENT OF
Address: 6TH FLOOR LUCAS STATE OFFICE BLDG 321 E 12TH ST. DES MOINES, IA 50319-0075
Project Director: Tammy O'Hollearn
Phone Number: (515) 242-5639
Email: tammy.ohollearn@idph.iowa.gov

Project Description

Although Iowa's EHDI system of care is developed, it is not yet coordinated effectively among providers. Primary care providers, ENTs, and some audiologists do not routinely implement best practices, including care coordination and culturally appropriate family support resulting in children being lost to follow-up and/or not served in a timely manner therefore delaying early intervention and family support services.

Project Title: Family to Family Iowa

Grant Number: H84MC24065
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Access for Special Kids Resource Center, Inc.
Address: 5665 Greendale Rd STE D Johnston, IA 50131-1592
Project Director: Karen Thompson
Phone Number: (515) 243-1713
Email: karen@askresource.org

Project Description

According to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, there are approximately 128,468 Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) in Iowa. In essence, 17% of Iowa families include CYSHCN. Of these, 41% live in rural areas of the state, and 59% are at or below 400% of poverty level even though 89% have a family member with at least a High School Diploma or GED. About 27% are inadequately insured, and 10.5 % are Spanish-speaking. Iowa families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them are targets of Family to Family Iowa with special emphasis placed on low-income families, rural and geographically isolated families, and English-language learners. Family to Family Iowa is a statewide, community-based project independent of any system. It builds partnerships between families of CYSHCN and the professionals who serve them to impact the overall health outcomes of CYSHCN.

Project Title: Iowa LEND Project

Grant Number: T73MC00016
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Address: Sponsored Programs 2 Gilmore Hall Iowa City, IA 52242-1320
Project Director: Dianne McBrien
Phone Number: (319) 356-7044
Email: diannemcbrien7@gmail.com

Project Description

More pre-service and community training is needed to increase the number of diverse and adequately prepared healthcare professionals to provide services to individuals and ASD/DD and to improve access to healthcare services in rural states like Iowa.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020