Michigan Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Michigan State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00025
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Michigan Department Of Health & Human Services
Address: Policy, Planning & Legislative Services Centralized Grants Management PO BOX 30195 LANSING, MI 48909-7695
Project Director: Lynette Biery
Phone Number: (517) 284-4028
Email: BieryL@michigan.gov

Project Description

In an era of increasing accountability, shrinking resources and transformation of the health care system, there is a need to demonstrate the impact and value of improving MCH outcomes. This funding opportunity supports the development of timely and reliable data, analysis and interpretation to inform MCH program planning.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Services for Children

Grant Number: H33MC06677
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Address: EHDI109 W. Michigan Ave FL 3rd Lansing, MI 48933-1557
Project Director: Kathy Wahl
Phone Number: (517) 335-8489
Email: wahlk@michigan.gov

Project Description

Michigan has been an actively engaged participant in the EMS for Children program since its inception. The infrastructure that has been established will allow MI to further develop innovative methods to improve coordination and care for pediatric patients, collect and assess data that will improve outcomes and will facilitate integration of pediatric components in all facets of the MI emergency system. Statewide quality improvement initiatives will be implemented and aligned with established targets for the National EMSC State Partnership program objectives to monitor and measure impact at the state level. The ultimate goal is to expand and improve coordinated efforts to systematically improve the delivery and quality of pediatric emergency care in order to reduce pediatric morbidity and mortality.

Project Title: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC31740
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Address: 3003 S. State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Project Director: Barbara T. Felt
Phone Number: (734) 936-9777
Email: truefelt@umich.edu

Project Description

The prevalence of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder/Developmental Disabilities/Developmental Behavioral (ASD/DD/DB) conditions is increasing, but there is an unmet need for DB Pediatrics (DBP) evaluations due to a shortage of trained providers for under-served children in Michigan. To address unmet needs, the aim of this project is to increase DBP training (targeting short/ medium-term (S/M) trainees, and fellows) in C.A.R.E. principles to increase the number of certified DBPs, as well as, support training in DBP for current and future pediatric practitioners. Training for leadership in C.A.R.E. (Clinic, Advocacy, Research, Education) will involve clinical training in interdisciplinary settings. Trainees will observe advocacy in action at the state level through faculty mentors. Fellows will be trained in research methods and complete a research project in a child development area. In addition to receiving clinical and research education, trainees will provide education to others.

Project Title: National Fetal, Infant and Child Death Review Center Program

Grant Number: UG7MC31831
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Address: 2436 Woodlake Circle, Suite 300 Okemos, MI 48864
Project Director: Rosemary N. Fournier
Phone Number: (517) 324-8378
Email: rfournie@mphi.org

Project Description

There are 182 Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) teams in the U.S. in 28 states and 2 US affiliated jurisdictions. Some are part of state programs; others are not. Some are associated with Healthy Start; others are not. Some use their own data systems; some participate in the National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention database system. There is a need to provide support to network isolated teams; build relationships with Healthy Start; provide teams with TA and training; give teams tools to make quality recommendations, move them to action, and report actions into one national system; improve the quality and consistency of data; and better identify and respond to outcomes from reviews to improve adverse maternal and child outcomes.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24047
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
Address: 1921 W Michigan Ave Ypsilanti, MI 48197-4816
Project Director: Susan F. Lerch
Phone Number: (734) 544-0015
Email: slerch@hfmich.org

Project Description

People with hemophilia and related bleeding and clotting disorders require specialized comprehensive multidisciplinary care in order to prevent long term complications, such as joint disease, disability, chronic pain, and the development of inhibitors.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiataive: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Grant Number: H49MC26189
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: Institute for Population Health, Inc.
Address: 1151 Taylor St., Detroit, MI 48202
Project Director: Gwendoly Daniels
Phone Number: (302) 302-7302
Email: gdaniels@ipophealth.org

Project Description

Infant mortality remains a significant problem in Detroit. The racial disparities in birth outcomes and infant deaths are profound, persistent, and troubling. With 20 years of experience, Detroit Healthy Start has the expertise and depth of knowledge to lead the community in a reinvigorated examination of these disparities and the establishment of a common agenda to address them. Furthermore, the Healthy Start Project had the relationships necessary to achieve a collective impact to address the causes of preterm deliveries and low birth weight. The MDHHS state vital records data for this 5 year project targeted 8 zip codes in an urban area. The infant mortality rate (IMR): 2007-2009 three-year average IMR for African Americans was 16.0 deaths per 1,000 live births, exceeding the 9.9 national threshold. The number of deaths: there were 152 infant deaths in the project area during the three years for the targeted population. African American infants accounted for 95% of those deaths.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screeing and Intervention program- Michigan

Grant Number: H61MC00056
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: 109 W. Michigan Ave FL 3rd Lansing, MI 48933-1557
Project Director: Dawn M. Shanafelt
Phone Number: (517) 373-4411
Email: shanafeltd@michigan.gov

Project Description

Of the 111,507 Michigan infants born in 2017, 107,359 had a hearing screening completed, with 104,130 (96%) screened before one month of age. EHDI followed 8,399 infants requiring follow-up for failed final hearing screenings/re-screenings. Of the 1,258 infants referred, 595 (47%), were lost to follow- up/documentation (LTF/D). Of the 167 infants diagnosed with hearing loss, 96 (57%) were diagnosed by three months of age and 93 (56%) received early intervention services by six months of age. Home visits through the Guide by Your Side™ (GBYS) program were provided to 75 (45%) families in this reporting period; this is an increase from 58 (33%) families in 2016.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC26214
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Address: 2436 Woodlake Cir STE 300 Okemos, MI 48864-6001
Project Director: Julie Moore
Phone Number: (517) 324-8331
Email: jamoore@mphi.org

Project Description

While there is much about the health care system serving CYSHCN in Michigan that works well, families and providers often require additional support to effectively work together towards achieving optimal health for all children. CYSHCN often require a variety of services from multiple providers in a system that can be fragmented and confusing. For families from traditionally underserved groups, access to systems of care can be even more challenging. The providers who work with CYSHCN often only see the child in their clinic or office for one specific aspect of an overall treatment plan and are not always knowledgeable of other community programs and services available to families with CYSHCN for non-medical needs. The result is a service-delivery system that can be uncoordinated and difficult to access and places an even heavier burden on families who may be already struggling.

Project Title: Training CED/COR Pediatric and Child Psychiatry

Grant Number: T20MC07463
Project Start Date: July 1, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Address: 1040 Wolverine Tower – DRDA 3003 S State St Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1276
Project Director: Barbara T. Felt
Phone Number: (734) 936-9777
Email: truefelt@umich.edu

Project Description

Developmental-behavioral, mental health and psychosocial problems described over 30 years ago as the "new morbidity" continue and are common presenting concerns in primary care visits. Unfortunately, there are too few DBPs or Child Psychiatrists in Michigan (and nationally) to best serve children, teens and families with such concerns. This leaves primary care providers tasked with the management of such morbidities but most primary care providers state that they feel unprepared to do so. Through educational efforts like the Collaborative Office Rounds, primary care providers participate in educational sessions and case discussions that target and improve their understanding of: the effect of psychosocial issues of child development; transient and serious psychopathology; how to collaborate and communicate with other health care team partners; and how to expand cultural competency and comprehensive health supervision.

Project Title: Michigan LEND (MI-LEND)

Grant Number: T73MC30119
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: 5057 Woodward Ave STE 13001 Detroit, MI 48202-4050
Project Director: Sharon M. Milberger
Phone Number: (313) 577-2654
Email: smilberger@wayne.edu

Project Description

Of Michigan’s children ages 0-17 years 18.4% (430,000) have special health care needs. Less than half receive coordinated, ongoing, comprehensive care within a medical home. Only 41.3% of these adolescents receive services necessary to successfully transition to adult health and community systems.

Project Title: National Data Center for Child Death Review

Grant Number: UG7MC28482
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Address: 2436 Woodlake Cir STE 300 Okemos, MI 48864-6001
Project Director: Abigael Collier
Phone Number: (517) 614-0379
Email: acollier@mphi.org

Project Description

In 2015, there were 39,958 deaths of children under five. Child death review teams provide unique opportunities to better understand these deaths and collect, analyze and disseminate information to improve health outcomes and disease mortality. A national resource center is needed to provide states and local teams the support to conduct high quality reviews and to use their data to inform local, state and national prevention in collaboration with MCH partners.

Project Title: Midwest Genetics Network

Grant Number: UH7MC30775
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Address: 2436 Woodlake Cir STE 300 Okemos, MI 48864-6002
Project Director: Mathew J. Edick
Phone Number: (517) 324-8341
Email: mjedick@mphi.org

Project Description

All patients in the Midwest region do not have access to quality genetic services. Under the leadership of the Michigan Public Health Institute, the Midwest Genetics Collaborative (MGN) will develop, pilot test, and disseminate innovative ways to increase connections among underserved populations and genetic services in Midwest region states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The MGN will collaborate with geneticists, families, clinicians, and professional and community-based organizations at local, state, and federal levels to accomplish its goals.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020