Missouri Discretionary Awards

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC31623
Project Start Date: April 01, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM
Address: 115 Business Loop 70W,Mizzou North, Room 501 Columbia MO 65211
Project Director: Misty Jones
Phone Number: (573) 819-7538
Email: jonesmi@health.missouri.edu

Project Description

Emergency medical services in Missouri for children are largely concentrated in our larger urban areas. Currently, there are only four areas in the state where pediatric care is comprehensive: St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, and Springfield. With the largely rural nature of the state, there are still gaps in coordination of care for pediatric patients. Missouri is performing significantly below performance measure goals for the availability of a Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC), verification of competency with pediatric equipment, and most importantly an identified regionalized plan for pediatric patients. This project will address the gaps in pediatric care in Missouri through a regionalized plan of care approach with key stakeholders in the region. All activity of the project will be data-driven and guided by the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Performance Measures and quality outcomes.

Project Title: Awareness and Access to Care for Children and Youth with Epilepsy

Grant Number: H98MC33239
Project Start Date: September 01, 2019
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: Children's Mercy Hospital, The
Address: Gillham Rd Kansas City MO 64108
Project Director: Ahmed Abdelmoity
Phone Number: (816) 302-3331
Email: aabdelmoity@cmh.edu

Project Description

This project, REACT, will increase access to quality coordinated healthcare in a patient/family-centered medical home for CYE residing in rural and medically underserved areas in the state of Kansas. This project will link pediatric specialists with Primary Care Providers (PCP) in these rural and medically-underserved communities, providing remote access to our epileptologists for both patient care and staff education/training. CMKC and the participating PCPs will provide comprehensive care, using best-practices, to CYE where they live.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00028
Project Start Date: October 01, 1997
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Jefferson Cty MO 65102
Project Director: Venkata Garikapaty
Phone Number: (573) 526-0452
Email: venkata.garikapaty@dhss.mo.gov

Project Description

The primary purpose of the SSDI project is to develop a robust state data infrastructure, and enhance existing systems to better support Missouri’s Title V agency through enhanced data access/data linkage. DHSS has multiple population-based surveillance systems that collect data on various health related indicators, but a lack of data linkages between data sets is a major limitation for performing a comprehensive needs assessment and de-duplicating communities in need. Lack of linkages to programmatic databases impedes the ability to perform program evaluations, monitor outcomes on a longitudinal basis, or develop life-course performance metrics.

Project Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Grant Number: U4CMC32326
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Organization: Mental Health, Missouri Department Of
Address: 1706 E Elm St # 1706 Jefferson City MO 65101
Project Director: Laine Young-Walker
Phone Number: (573) 751-2794
Email: laine.young-walker@dmh.mo.gov

Project Description

One in five youth live with a behavioral health condition, and one in ten children have a serious emotional disorder. Demand for behavioral health care is rising, but the availability of child and adolescent psychiatry remains stagnant. If a PCP chooses to refer a patient for psychiatric assessment or care, the severe shortage of child psychiatric services often makes that option impractical. Only 146 psychiatrists in MO work with children- 11 per 100,000 children. This shortage can cause a three to nine month wait-list for child psychiatric services, regardless of insurance status. Families suspecting or presenting with a child with a behavioral health challenges are most likely to seek help from their Primary Care Physician (PCP). PCP's often are uncomfortable or unwilling to manage pediatric behavioral health conditions due to perceived lack of knowledge, confidence, and competence. This project seeks to support PCP's in their delivery of behavioral health care.

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

Grant Number: X10MC33591
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Parents As Teachers National Center, Inc.
Address: 2228 Ball Dr Saint Louis MO 63146
Project Director: Angela Ward
Phone Number: (801) 888-2203
Email: angela.ward@parentsasteachers.org

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, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33590
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF
Address: JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102
Project Director: Jami Kiesling
Phone Number: (573) 751-6266
Email: jami.kiesling@health.mo.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: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC29433
Project Start Date: March 01, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: PARENTS AS TEACHERS NATIONAL CENTER, INC.
Address: Ball Dr Saint Louis MO 63146
Project Director: Alison Gee
Phone Number: (314) 432-4330 Extn-1297
Email: alison.gee@parentsasteachers.org

Project Description

The purpose of the Community Connections project is to improve the health and development of children in Greene County, Missouri so they are ready to learn upon entry to school. In order to help respond to the health needs of underserved, at-risk families with children age prenatal to six years, Community Connections is: 1) building an interdisciplinary collaboration between maternal child health (MCH) providers and the Parents as Teachers (PAT) evidence-based home visiting program, 2) improving parents’ ability to navigate the health system, and 3) increasing access to preventive health care and health insurance.

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

Grant Number: T73MC00022
Project Start Date: July 01, 1995
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: CURATORS OF UNIV. OF MISSOURI - COLUMBIA
Address: Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211
Project Director: Constance M Brooks
Phone Number: (573) 884-6052
Email: brookscm@health.missouri.edu

Project Description

The critically important goal of the LEND program is to increase the number and diversity of professionals trained in interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate and treat children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), other developmental disabilities (DD), and special health care needs (SHCN). Our training curriculum includes appropriate didactic content, clinical experience, and community interaction to equip trainees to work in leadership roles with a range of diverse populations and communities. Missouri is a rural state with high poverty ratings and a provider shortage which makes meeting the needs of our approximate 275,000 children.

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

Grant Number: H49MC05054
Project Start Date: June 01, 2005
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium, Inc.
Address: SOUTH KINGSHIGHWAY SIKESTON MO 63801
Project Director: Cynthia G Dean
Phone Number: (573) 471-9400
Email: cdean@mbrcinc.org

Project Description

The IMR for 2013-2015 in the target population (AA, 17.96) is three times national IMR rate (5.87) and twice the State IMR rate (6.35). Additionally, persistent and widespread disparities in perinatal health indicators are demonstrated in the catchment area.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC09484
Project Start Date: June 01, 2008
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: CURATORS, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Address: Rockhill Road Kansas City MO 64110
Project Director: Michelle Reynolds
Phone Number: (816) 235-1759
Email: reynoldsmc@umkc.edu

Project Description

The following needs will be addressed through the Missouri F2F: 1. There is a need to continue to expand the roles of families in the Missouri F2F. 2. There is a need to improve collaboration between families and professionals to assure that CYSHCN receive needed services.  3. There is a need to improve access to information, resources, and mentoring for families, especially those from minority populations and rural areas. 4. There is a need to improve the leadership skills and level of participation of families of CYSHCN in the state programs, policies, and procedures that impact them. 5. There is a need to sustain the services of the Missouri F2F and to continue to identify and disseminate effective practices related to family support.

Project Title: Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration Program

Grant Number: U1EMC27865
Project Start Date: September 01, 2014
Project End Date: August 31, 2021
Organization: WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, THE
Address: Campus Box 1054 One Brookings Drive St Louis MO 63130
Project Director: Allison A King
Phone Number: (314) 454-4291
Email: king_a@wustl.edu

Project Description

Perhaps no population in the United States (US) faces a greater constellation of disparities than those who suffer from sickle cell disease (SCD). Even in diseases such as cancer that can affect a broader population, disadvantaged children have worse outcomes than more advantaged children. Nationally, about 70% of children with SCD received Medicaid, indicating the low socioeconomic status faced by a large proportion of patients. Together, disparities in income, housing, and medical care directly affect the health of patients with SCD. The goal of the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Demonstration Program and its regional collaborative is to propose specific actions to ameliorate the effects of these disparities and improve healthcare and health outcomes for patients with SCD.

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

Grant Number: H49MC01449
Project Start Date: June 01, 2003
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: Nurture KC
Address: 63rd Street Kansas City MO 64110
Project Director: Susan McLoughlin
Phone Number: (816) 283-6242
Email: smcloughlin@mchc.net

Project Description

KCHSI served pregnant and interconception women and their children (0-2 years of age) from 6 ZIP codes in Wyandotte County, KS and 10 ZIP codes in Jackson County, MO with poor birth outcomes. From 2007 to 2009, 146 infants died and the infant mortality rate was 10.81 for the bi-state area, which has a high prevalence of poverty, low education, and low health care access.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00071
Project Start Date: March 31, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Jefferson Cty MO 65102
Project Director: Catherine Harbison
Phone Number: (573) 751-6266 Extn-6473
Email: catherine.harbison@health.mo.gov

Project Description

The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care targeted toward ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention (EI). This purpose was achieved by focusing efforts on: 1) increasing health professionals’ engagement within and knowledge of the EHDI system, 2) improving access to EI services and language acquisition, and 3) improving family engagement, partnership, and leadership within the Missouri Newborn Hearing Screening Program (MNHSP) and the Missouri EHDI system.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020