Northern Mariana Islands Discretionary Awards

Project Title: CNMI MCH Data System Linkage and Training Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC30112
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE CORPO RATION
Address: PO BOX 500409 Saipan, MP 96950-0409
Project Director: Heather Pangelinan
Phone Number: (670) 236-8740
Email: hsantosmch@gmail.com

Project Description

The SSDI project complements the CNMI Title V MCH Block Grant program by improving the availability, timeliness, and quality of MCH data in the CNMI. Utilization of these data is central to the CNMI’s reporting on the Title V MCH Block Grant program assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation efforts, along with related investments, in the yearly Title V MCH Block Grant application/annual report.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Services for Children, State Partnership Program

Grant Number: H33MC06695
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS ISLANDS
Address: PO BOX 500791 Saipan, MP 96950-0791
Project Director: Daniel Suel
Phone Number: (670) 664-9135
Email: drsuel@dfems.gov.mp

Project Description

Currently the CNMI has no assigned individual to conduct evaluation on practitioner skills dealing with pre-hospital pediatric emergency. There is no standard level determined for an individual quality to do such evaluation.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program

Grant Number: H61MC30523
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: COMMONWEALTH HEALTHCARE CORPO RATION
Address: PO BOX 500409 Saipan, MP 96950-0409
Project Director: Margarita T. Aldan
Phone Number: (670) 236-8703
Email: Margarita.aldan@dph.gov.mp

Project Description

The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care targeted towards ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and early intervention (EI). We are focusing 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 EHDI programs and systems.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020