North Carolina Discretionary Awards

Project Title: NC State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00037
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Address: 1928 Mail Service Ctr Raleigh, NC 27699-1900
Project Director: Kelly Kimple
Phone Number: (919) 707-5512
Email: kelly.kimple@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Description

The Women's and Children's Health Section (WCHS) proposes to use State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) funding to maintain the current SSDI Project Coordinator's position. The primary role of this position is to help develop, enhance, and expand the Section's MCH data capacity, in order to make data-driven Decisions and prioritizations, and to be good stewards of resources.

Project Title: NC EMS for Children

Grant Number: H33MC06732
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Address: 2001 Mail Service Ctr Raleigh, NC 27699-2000
Project Director: Kimberly Clement
Phone Number: (919) 210-1634
Email: kimberly.clement@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Description

Address the needs for improvement in the operational capacity of both prehospital and acute care to manage pediatric medical and trauma emergencies. It will ensure that standards and policies are developed and implemented and will increase training.

Project Title: Community-Based Coordinated Care for Children with Medical Complexity

Grant Number: H17MC28295
Project Start Date: March 1, 2015
Project End Date: February 29 2020
Organization: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
Address: Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine 1 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD. WINSTON SALEM, NC 27157
Project Director: Savithri Nageswaran
Phone Number: (336) 716-6508
Email: snageswa@wakehealth.edu

Project Description

Children with medical complexity (CMC) receive a variety of services, such as medical, educational, social and family-support services through various agencies for a prolonged period. Unfortunately, coordination of care between providers serving these children is often lacking, resulting in gaps and inefficiencies in care, as well as duplication, and fragmentation of services. Improving the health care system to provide family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated care to children with special health care needs is one of the national Healthy People 2020 objectives (Objective MICH-31). The American Academy of Pediatrics recognizes care coordination to be the most essential aspect of care for children with special needs. The Community-based Pediatric Enhanced Care Program is an innovative, community-based care coordination service for implemented in 8 counties in western North Carolina. In the current project, we will implement this model in 2 additional counties.

Project Title: NC Healthy Start Baby Love Plus: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Grant Number: H49MC00088
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Address: 5601 Six Forks Rd Raleigh, NC 27609-3811
Project Director: Tonya N. Daniel
Phone Number: (919) 707-5686
Email: tonya.daniel@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Description

North Carolina is one of several southern states with high rates of infant mortality and morbidity. North Carolina was ranked 43rd in the U.S in 2015. In 2017, the state’s infant mortality rate was 7.1 deaths per 1,000 live births, which is a slight decrease from the 2016 rate of 7.2. The state’s white infant death rate of 5.0 deaths per 1000 live births remains steady for 2017 with no change from 2016. While there have been some improvements in the overall infant mortality rate in the past, racial disparities in infant mortality continue to persist. African American women of reproductive age (15-44 years) in North Carolina continue to experience an infant mortality rate more than double that of the white population, with a 2017 rate of 12.5 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, a decrease from the 2016 rate of 13.4. The purpose of the North Carolina Baby Love Plus program (BLP) is to improve birth outcomes and the health of women of reproductive age and address perinatal disparity.

Project Title: Robeson Health Care Corporation Healthy Start

Grant Number: H49MC27822
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: May 31, 2019
Organization: ROBESON HEALTH CARE CORP
Address: 60 Commerce Plaza Cir, Pembroke, NC 28372-7386
Project Director: Dolores B. Vasquez
Phone Number: (910) 521-2900
Email: dolores_vasquez@rhcc1.com

Project Description

Robeson County, NC has a high infant mortality rate. In 2014, the IMR was 14.8 (more than twice the state average of 7.2). The infant mortality rate for whites equaled that of American Indian and African American for the first time. The NAS births for the area has increased at an alarming rate, with projections of increased incidence in the coming years.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention

Grant Number: H61MC00043
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Address: 2001 Mail Service Ctr Raleigh, NC 27699-2000
Project Director: Jude Williams
Phone Number: (919) 707-5646
Email: jude.williams@dhhs.nc.gov

Project Description

2014 NC EHDI survey data show the rate of completion of the screening process by one month of age is 97.9%. Of the diagnostic results reported, 54.8% are completed by 3 months of age. Of those infants found to have a hearing loss, 57.1% were enrolled in EI services by 6 months of age. NC EHDI still faces challenges in reaching the 3-6 benchmarks. Continued efforts in parental, professional and public education are needed to ensure that the system of care is meeting the needs of families and their children. The overall Program aims are: 1) > by 30% the # of newborns who are diagnosed by 3 months of age; 2) > by 25% the # of infants who received timely referral to EI services; 3)> by 20% the # of infants enrolled in EI services, and 4) develop a formal partnership with a family support organization.

Project Title: Capital Area Family to Family Health Information Center

Grant Number: H84MC31691
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family Resource Center South Atlantic
Address: 3825 BARRETT DR STE 104 RALEIGH, NC 27609-7221
Project Director: Derrick Byrd
Phone Number: (919) 834-9300
Email: dbyrd@frcsa.org

Project Description

Families of CYSHCN often: 1) Lack knowledge and information to seek care; 2) Have little to no experience dealing with health care system; 3) Have little to no Decision making choices for their family’s care; 4) Lack access to support systems; 5) Have Little to no skills to advocate on their behalf; and 6) Have no clear link to professionals that serve CYSHCN.

Project Title: North Carolina LEND (NC-LEND)

Grant Number: T73MC00030
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA @ CHAPEL HILL
Address: Mail Stop Code:CB# 1350Office of Sponsored Research 104 Airport Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5023
Project Director: Rebecca Pretzel
Phone Number: (919) 966-4806
Email: becky.edmondson@cidd.unc.edu

Project Description

The healthcare needs of families and children with ASD/DD present significant challenges in North Carolina. The work force and systems of care available to meet these challenges are lacking, a reality that is contributing to delays in diagnosis and treatment, misdiagnosis, and increased morbidity.

Project Title: TRAINING PROGRAM IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

Grant Number: T76MC00004
Project Start Date: June 1, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA @ CHAPEL HILL
Address: Mail Stop Code:CB# 1350Office of Sponsored Research 104 Airport Dr Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5023
Project Director: Sandra Martin
Phone Number: (919) 966-5973
Email: sandy_Martin@unc.edu

Project Description

Transformations in health care, financing, and public health systems are driving unprecedented challenges to the public health workforce in an era of health reform. Continued MCH advancement requires adaptive leaders, trained in the science of implementation, evidence-based Decision making, and systems thinking.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020