North Dakota Discretionary Awards

Project Title: North Dakota State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00038
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: NORTH DAKOTA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: DEPARTMENT 301600 E Boulevard Ave Bismarck, ND 58505-0601
Project Director: Tracy K. Miller
Phone Number: (701) 328-2387
Email: tkmiller@nd.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the North Dakota State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) is to develop, enhance and expand North Dakota’s (ND) Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) data capacity according to the Tier 2 application for SSDI grant funding. Improved data capacity is anticipated to influence informed data-driven Decision making and resource allocation that will support effective, efficient and quality programming for women, pregnant women, infants, children and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs and their families in ND. These efforts will ensure continued effectiveness and readiness of Title V-supported programs by responding to the changing needs of the state’s MCH population and aligning with the Title V/MCH Block Grant priorities. A plan for overcoming barriers to data linkage across the five-year cycle that focuses on indicators from the Minimum and Core Datasets will be developed and implemented. Technical assistance is being used for evaluation.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06698
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: DEPARTMENT 301600 E. Boulevard Ave Bismarck, ND 58505-0601
Project Director: Chris Price
Phone Number: (701) 328-4728
Email: cprice@nd.gov

Project Description

There is a great need in North Dakota to improve on delivery of pediatric care in the rural and oil impacted areas. Fifty-six percent of North Dakota children live in rural areas which carry high pediatric risks. North Dakota's frontier population results in longer distances to facilities with advanced pediatric skills. Longer distances dictate the critical need for knowledge of pre-hospital and hospital pediatric care. Risks are increasing in rural areas with steady increases in population, families are moving in from other states at a significant rate due to low unemployment rates and job opportunity. This leads to a significant challenge for Emergency Medical Systems (EMS) in locating individuals when EMS calls are requested. An increase in 911 calls and hospital emergency room visits has resulted in prolonged waiting periods for care. Some hospital Emergency Departments have seen a percentage volume increase of 130 percent over the past four years.

Project Title: Family Voices of North Dakota Health Information and Education Center

Grant Number: H84MC07992
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family Voices of North Dakota, Inc
Address: 312 2nd Ave W Edgeley, ND 58433-7106
Project Director: Donene K. Feist
Phone Number: (701) 493-2634
Email: fvnd@drtel.net

Project Description

The problem this project will address is the limited information and education faced by families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) in a frontier, geographically vast state with an unstable economy that interferes with access to a family centered, culturally/linguistically competent system of care built upon family-professional collaborative partnerships.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020