Kentucky Discretionary Awards

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

Grant Number: X10MC33582
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet for
Address: 275 EAST MAIN ST #4E-A FRANKFORT KY 40601
Project Director: Emily Ferrell
Phone Number: (502) 564-3756 Extn-2489
Email: emily.ferrell@ky.gov

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: H84MC12897
Project Start Date: June 01, 2009
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: COMM FOR CHILDREN W/SPECIAL HLTH CARE NEEDS
Address: E. MAIN STREET LOUISVILLE KY 40202
Project Director: Lee Gordon
Phone Number: (800) 232-1160 Extn-2002
Email: lee.gordon@ky.gov

Project Description

Families are unable to navigate the service delivery system to obtain the services their child needs. By creating a network of trained Support Parents we will be able to help families and reduce the barriers they experience in receiving needed services and resources.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00020
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: KENTUCKY CABINET FOR HEALTH SERVICES
Address: E Main St Frankfort KY 40601
Project Director: Tracey Jewell
Phone Number: (502) 564-4830 Extn-4393
Email: Tracey.Jewell@ky.gov

Project Description

Work towards building and expanding Kentucky's MCH data capacity to support Title V efforts and the utilization of data for MCH programmatic decisions; increase the linkage of key MCH datasets to improve the quality of data available for policy and program development; develop and enhance surveillance systems to address emerging MCH issues in Kentucky.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC08042
Project Start Date: March 01, 2007
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Kentucky Community Technical College System
Address: N Main St Versailles KY 40383
Project Director: Morgan  Scaggs
Phone Number: (859) 256-3583
Email: morgan.scaggs@kctcs.edu

Project Description

Problem Kentucky is a rural state that continues to face economic hardships. Many rural hospitals and EMS services are ill-prepared to take care of children. The quality of and access to emergency care varies widely. The KYEMSC Program seeks to address disparities by fulfilling HRSA Performance Objectives.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC07306
Project Start Date: June 02, 2005
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government
Address: E Gray St Louisville KY 40202
Project Director: Jennifer  Bowman
Phone Number: (502) 574-5277
Email: jennifer.bowman@louisvilleky.gov

Project Description

Our goal is to reduce infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes in urban West Louisville covering six Zip Codes (40202, 40203, 40208, 40210, 40211, and 40212).  The infant mortality rate (IMR) for African Americans in the Healthy Start area is 11.3 in contrast to 5.0 for the rest of Louisville Metro.  Post neonatal IMR is more than double that in the remainder of Louisville Metro (5.7 vs 2.6).

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00033
Project Start Date: April 01, 2000
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: COMM FOR CHILDREN W/SPECIAL HLTH CARE NEEDS
Address: E Main St Louisville KY 40202
Project Director: Cathy  Lester
Phone Number: (502) 429-4430 Extn-2052
Email: Cathy.lester@ky.gov

Project Description

This program addresses the needs of children with hearing loss and their families.C omprehensive coordinated programs will be targeted towards ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate timely services including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention (EI).

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020