Kansas Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Kansas State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00019
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: 1000 SW Jackson St STE 220 Topeka, KS 66612-1300
Project Director: Jamie S. Kim
Phone Number: (785) 296-6467
Email: jkim@kdheks.gov

Project Description

Kansas MCH lacks data infrastructure, epidemiological capacity, and products of analysis in order to carry out core public health assessment functions.

Project Title: Kansas EMSC State Partnership Grant

Grant Number: H33MC06726
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Address: 1000 SW Jackson St Topeka, KS 66612-1300
Project Director: Wendy O'Hare
Phone Number: (785) 296-1210
Email: wendy.ohare@ks.gov

Project Description

The Kansas Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program continues to enhance the state’s ability to care for children in emergent need of medical intervention. State EMSC program goals are derived from needs identified through analysis of the 2013 EMSC Pediatric Readiness Project (PRP) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) assessments, the 2017 abbreviated PRP assessment conducted by the program, the 2016 Kansas EMSC Strategic Planning session conducted by the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) and the EMSC Performance Measures, Implementation Manual for State Partnership Grantees, Effective March 1, 2017.

Project Title: County of Sedgwick-Healthy Babies

Grant Number: H49MC11254
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: County of Sedgwick
Address: 434 N. Oliver Ave STE 100 Wichita, KS 67208-4000
Project Director: Nashell Williams
Phone Number: (316) 660-7312
Email: nashell.williams@sedgwick.gov

Project Description

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Project Title: Kansas Department of Health and Environment - Delivering Change: Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Grant Number: H49MC27818
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: July 31 2019
Address: 1000 SW Jackson St STE 220 Topeka, KS 66612-1300
Project Director: Rachel Sisson
Phone Number: (785) 296-1310
Email: rachel.sisson@ks.gov

Project Description

Delivering Change is a comprehensive approach (Healthy Mom Circle of Care) to eliminating disparities in perinatal health in Geary County, Kansas, that focuses on individual/family level health, evidence-based practices, standardized approaches, and quality improvement. Central to the project is utilization of Community Health Workers and patient navigators, through the "OB Navigator", to provide facilitated referrals and supports for program participants. The community has a collaborative, cross-sector team called the Geary County Perinatal Coalition (GCPC), to respond to ongoing critical and immediate needs. The GCPC Strategic Plan has guided progress toward eliminating disparities in infant mortality and increasing access to care. Importantly, the GCPC Strategic Plan aligns well with the Healthy Start approach despite being created independently, which demonstrates an existing commitment to change that supports successful implementation of Healthy Start.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC00049
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: 1000 SW Jackson St STE 340 Topeka, KS 66612-1300
Project Director: Elizabeth A. Schardine
Phone Number: (785) 368-7167
Email: elizabeth.schardine@ks.gov

Project Description

Ensure that deaf or hard of hearing children are identified through newborn and infant hearing screening and receive evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate intervention that optimize their language, literacy, and social-emotional development in a timely manner.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC09487
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Families Together, Inc.
Address: 8200 SW 37th Street, Topeka, KS 66614
Project Director: Tami Allen
Phone Number: (316) 945-7747
Email: tami@familiestogetherinc.org

Project Description

The Kansas Family to Family Health Information Center (F2FHIC) has helped families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) throughout Kansas. We will continue to increase care withing the Medical Home and increase and improve comprehensive support systems that assist CYSHCN.

Project Title: Kansas University Affiliated Program

Grant Number: T73MC06623
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute
Address: MS 1039, 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City, KS 66103
Project Director: Kathryn A. Ellerbeck
Phone Number: (913) 588-5781
Email: kellerbeck@kumc.edu

Project Description

There is present and growing concern about the capacity of the MCH workforce to care for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities (NDD). The primary objective of this project is to provide high-quality interdisciplinary education emphasizing integration of services and leadership.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020