Minnesota Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC00005
Project Start Date: June 01, 2002
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: PACER CENTER INC
Address: Normandale Blvd Minneapolis MN 55437
Project Director: Paula Goldberg
Phone Number: (952) 838-9000
Email: pgoldberg@pacer.org

Project Description

Families of CYSHCN need information, training, and one-on-one support to navigate the complex health care system. Accessing health care is especially challenging for families who are culturally or linguistically diverse, live in a rural community, or experience poverty or other barriers. Professionals also face challenges partnering with families and understanding the day-to-day experiences of CYSHCN. An overlaying concern for both families and professionals is changes in state and federal policies that can create uncertainty and instability for health care systems. The MN F2F will address these needs with the overall goal of helping families and health professionals to partner in health care decision-making and facilitating access to cost-effective, quality health care. A range of activities will be conducted to increase families’ and professionals’ knowledge and capacity, including one-on-one assistance and peer support, training, resource development, and information dissemination.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00035
Project Start Date: April 01, 2000
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: Saint Paul MN 55164
Project Director: Barb Dalbec
Phone Number: (651) 201-3758
Email: barb.dalbec@state.mn.us

Project Description

In the ten years since newborn hearing screening was mandated, MDH has made significant progress in developing an EHDI system to ensure that children who are deaf or hard of hearing are identified through newborn hearing screening and receive evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate intervention that optimize their language, literacy, and social-emotional development. However, significant gaps in the system remain for infants who do not pass their final hearing screen or are identified with hearing loss, particularly for infants born to mothers who are not White or who encounter barriers related to social determinants of health.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC00005
Project Start Date: June 01, 2013
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Address: Delaware St SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Project Director: Jamie Stang
Phone Number: (612) 626-0351
Email: stang002@umn.edu

Project Description

Despite medical advances and economic prosperity in the US, the health needs of many women, children, youth, and families remain unmet. The purpose of the University of Minnesota training grant is to train new public health leaders and maintain the professional standards of the current workforce.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

Grant Number: T71MC00006
Project Start Date: July 01, 1978
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Address: Delaware St SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Project Director: Renee Sieving
Phone Number: (612) 626-4527
Email: sievi001@umn.edu

Project Description

Disparities in adolescent and young adult (AYA) health along with gaps in evidence supporting best practices and investments for improving AYA health compel the need for interdisciplinary training to develop a prepared and skilled workforce of AYA health specialists, educators and scholars.

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

Grant Number: X10MC33588
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Address: PO BOX 64975 Saint Paul MN 55164
Project Director: Dawn Reckinger
Phone Number: (651) 201-4841
Email: dawn.reckinger@state.mn.us

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: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program

Grant Number: T79MC00007
Project Start Date: July 01, 1988
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: University of Minnesota
Address: Center 200 Oak Street SE Minneapolis MN 55455
Project Director: Jamie S Stang
Phone Number: (612) 626-0351
Email: stang002@umn.edu

Project Description

There are nutrition-related health inequities and unmet needs in an increasingly diverse MCH population. Maternal and child obesity, food insecurity, iron deficiency anemia, unmet nutrition needs of children and youth with special health care needs, and disparities in breastfeeding rates are just a few of the unmet nutrition needs in under-served communities. The current MCH and public health nutrition workforce often lack specific training in MCH nutrition. In addition, the current workforce does not reflect the linguistic, racial or ethnic diversity of the groups they serve, particularly in rural areas. Finally, public health nutrition needs to be further integrated into Title V programs at local, state and national levels, thus the provision of technical assistance and continuing education is critical to the field.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00026
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: Saint Paul MN 55164
Project Director: Janet Olstad
Phone Number: (651) 201-3584
Email: janet.olstad@state.mn.us

Project Description

Minnesota is continually working to improve access and timeliness of analyzed data to Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs and their stakeholders. Creating, improving, and expanding data capacity in Minnesota’s MCH programs enhances our ability to: • identify public health emergencies • guide public health policy and strategies • document impact of an intervention or progress towards specified public health targets/goals • understand/monitor the epidemiology of a condition to set priorities and guide public health policy and strategies This project aims at building on historical work done and continuing to improve these efforts.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC30366
Project Start Date: August 01, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Address: Colborne St Saint Paul MN 55102
Project Director: Mary Yackley
Phone Number: (651) 767-8380
Email: mary.yackley@spps.org

Project Description

Students with chronic health conidtions miss excessive school and are not identified until the problem is exacerbated and attendance is impacted.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06686
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Address: University Ave SE Minneapolis MN 55414
Project Director: Tony Spector
Phone Number: (651) 201-2806
Email: tony.spector@state.mn.us

Project Description

Caring for critically ill or injured children is a challenge due to their specific needs. Each state within the United States and territories is faced with limited resources to meet the challenges and requirements needed to provide quality pediatric emergency care. The purpose of this program is to improve the operational capacity of Minnesota to provide pediatric emergency care.

Project Title: Training CED/COR Pediatric and Child Psychiatry

Grant Number: T20MC07469
Project Start Date: July 01, 2006
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Address: McNamara Alumni Center/200 Oak Street S.E. Minneapolis MN 55455
Project Director: Andrew J Barnes
Phone Number: (612) 624-1167
Email: drbarnes@umn.edu

Project Description

Despite increased requirements for developmental/behavioral pediatrics training, most graduates do not feel confident managing psychosocial problems. Childhood anxiety, depression, concerns of GLBTQIA youth, parenting problems, divorce and separation, ADHD, learning problems, family violence and neglect, and substance use continue to be prominent in primary care. The focus of MCH COR is training primary care pediatricians to manage these 'new morbidity' problems.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC12835
Project Start Date: July 01, 2009
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: Regents of the University of Minnesota
Address: 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 450 Minneapolis MN 55455
Project Director: Amy Hewitt
Phone Number: (612) 625-1098
Email: hewit005@umn.edu

Project Description

MN has a rich history of providing progressive services to individuals with NDDs/ASD and other developmental disabilities. However, many MN counties face new challenges that require a differently-trained cadre of leaders in NDDs/ASD health. A substantial influx of immigrants and an increase in other culturally and linguistically diverse populations throughout MN have created a number of health, educational and human service challenges.The state has not yet developed a full understanding of how these communities perceive health, make health decisions related to screening and assessment, and then choose treatment or educational services for their children and families (MDH, 2014). Evidence shows that the provider community lacks certain tools needed to ensure cultural responsiveness to the needs of increasingly diverse communities (Gokiert, Chow, Parsa, Rajani, Bisanz, Vandenberghe, & Chui, 2010; Soto et al., 2014). In addition, there is a significant need for ASD services and supports.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020