Indiana Discretionary Awards

Project Title: State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00017
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: 2 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46204-3021
Project Director: Allison N. Forkner
Phone Number: (317) 233-7848

Project Description

The State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) grant Program complements the federal Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant program by supporting awardees with resources to understand the overcome data challenges. Program leaders for Title V MCH programs collect a wide array of information from targeted populations in order to assess program efficacy and generate performance measure reports. The complete, timely and accurate capture of this data allows for a strong understanding of the community being served and the programs being implemented so leaders are able to make data-driven Decisions based directly upon the unique community needs. As a Tier 2 applicant, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) will focus on data capacity, interoperability, and meaningful use of data as a surveillance tool for programmatic growth in MCH initiatives.

Project Title: Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children

Grant Number: H33MC11304
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Address: 620 Union Dr RM 518 Indianapolis, IN 46202-5130
Project Director: Elizabeth Weinstein
Phone Number: (317) 630-7399

Project Description

Indiana Emergency Medical Services for Children will focus on the overarching goal of reducing pediatric morbidity and mortality as a result of severe injury and illness through the use of the following: educational outreach and programming; injury prevention outreach and education; periodic needs assessments with benchmarking of progress in key initiatives; pediatric policy recommendations for local, institutional, and statewide programs; development of infrastructure to support pediatric emergency care coordinator networks; and various projects to ensure access to appropriate medical care and supplies within a timely manner throughout the state. This program’s plan has been developed in consultation with consultants at the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center, the National EMSC Data Analysis Center(NEDARC), and key Indiana stakeholders.

Project Title: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Grant Number: H49MC00138
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Address: 3838 N Rural St Indianapolis, IN 46205-2930
Project Director: Yvonne H. Beasley
Phone Number: (317) 221-2347

Project Description

Indianapolis has ranked 18th or higher for the last 30 years among the 50 largest US cities for infant
mortality rates (IMR), and currently ranks 10th according to the National KIDS COUNT Data Center.
[Source: National Kids Count Data Center. The IMR for Black or African American residents of Marion County, which contains the city of Indianapolis, ranks 12th among the 50 largest US counties for Black or African American births between 2014 and 2016 according to the CDC. The Indianapolis Healthy Start program has served the city of Indianapolis and Marion County since 1998 and recently concentrated its project or catchment area to 11 of 48 Marion County zip codes with the highest IMRs and an aggregate IMR of 10.18 for births between 2

Project Title: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC23640
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: 2 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-3021
Project Director: Suzanne Foley
Phone Number: (317) 232-0927

Project Description

Indiana EHDI is responsible for monitoring procedures related to mandatory newborn hearing screening at birhting facilities, identification and rehabiliation efforts for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. the program's mandated goals of "1-3-6", include ensuring that all Indiana babies receive a newborn hearing screening by one month of age, be identified as deaf or hard of hearing by three months of age and enroll in early intervention services by six months of age.

Project Title: Family Voices Indiana Family-to-Family Health Information Center

Grant Number: H84MC21659
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family Voices Indiana
Address: 16130 Brockton Ct., Granger, IN 46530-9714
Project Director: Holly Wheeler
Phone Number: (317) 374-7857

Project Description

Three primary barriers prevent CSHCN from receiving efficient, coordinated care: a large diversity in geography, culture and resources across which families of CYSHCN, health professionals, service providers, schools and others must navigate; the critical need for expert coordination in support of families of CYSHCN, health professionals, service providers, schools and others; and a need for support to access adequate insurance.

Project Title: Interdisciplinary Leadership Education

Grant Number: T73MC00015
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: Office of Research Admin 620 Union Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46202-5130
Project Director: Angela M. Tomlin
Phone Number: (317) 944-8167

Project Description

There remains great need to improve access to services in all areas of the state, including increases in a well-trained MCH workforce. Indiana has a diverse geography and culture which contributes to inequities in access to information and resources. The RCDC LEND has the capacity to address many of these gaps through interdisciplinary training of pre-service learners and practicing professionals and dissemination of research and scholarship that supports practice and policy.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020