Nevada Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Improving Rates of Adolescent Well-Care Visits in CHCs

Grant Number: H17MC31606
Project Start Date: March 1, 2018
Project End Date: February 28, 2023
Organization: NEVADA PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION
Address: 755 N ROOP ST STE 211 CARSON CITY, NV 89701-3198
Project Director: Nancy Bowen
Phone Number: (775) 887-0417
Email: nbowen@nvpca.org

Project Description

The problem, or concern, is that the NV FQHCs are all seeing pediatric/adolescent patients as part of their primary care and preventive services, yet providers and clinical care team staff may lack information, training, and access to tools to ensure their provision of comprehensive care and thus meeting recommended standards of care and evidence based guidelines for this population.
The purpose of this grant program is to ultimately provide Nevada adolescents with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities to be active partners in their preventive and primary health care and ensure a positive transition into adulthood and the adult care setting. The project proposes to use the concepts of the Patient Centered Medical Home health care delivery model and AAP’s Bright Futures Guidelines for well-child adolescent visit.

Project Title: State Systems Development Initiative Grant Program-Nevada Department of Health and Human Services

Grant Number: H18MC00032
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Address: 4150 Technology Way STE 101 Carson City, NV 89706-2026
Project Director: Brian DeValliere
Phone Number: (775) 684-5281
Email: bdevalliere@health.nv.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the Nevada State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) is to develop, enhance, and expand Nevada Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCAH) data capacity to allow for informed Decision making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient, and quality programming. This project also aims to expand on the linkage of MCAH data sets. The Nevada SSDI program will aim to support evaluation activities around National Performance Measures (NPMs) that contribute to building the evidence base for the Title V MCAH Block Grant. Nevada has a need to be more proactive gathering data and enhancing our surveillance capabilities related to maternal and child health.

Project Title: NEO PEDS Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children

Grant Number: H17MC28293
Project Start Date: March 1, 2015
Project End Date: February 29 2020
Organization: FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS
Address: 3555 W. Reno Ave STE F Las Vegas, NV 89118-1609
Project Director: Fred Schultz
Phone Number: (702) 262-0037
Email: fredschultz@positivelykids.org

Project Description

Infants who are drug exposed, low birth weight, have delivery complications, low APGARS and other issues at birth have a low rate of follow up on neo natal infant care once they leave the hospital after birth.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Transitional Care

Grant Number: H17MC29434
Project Start Date: March 1, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS
Address: 3555 W. Reno Ave Ste F, Las Vegas, NV 89118-1609
Project Director: Fred Schultz
Phone Number: (702) 262-0037
Email: fredschultz@positivelykids.org

Project Description

Children with Special Health Care needs are often discharged from acute hospital settings to a home setting with an unskilled caregiver. These children often come home with feeding tubes, ventilators, compression vests, daily injections and medication management. Caregivers are often not prepared to provide the kind of special care that these children need and the result is all too often a return to the hospital for the child due to medication or treatment error.

Project Title: Clark County Healthy Start Project

Grant Number: H49MC27820
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: June 30, 2019
Organization: SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT
Address: PO Box 3902 Las Vegas, NV 89127-3902
Project Director: Margarita L. DeSantos
Phone Number: (702) 759-0897
Email: desantos@snhdmail.org

Project Description

The Clark County Healthy Start Project is a Level I initiative targeting African American women who are pregnant or of child bearing age in sixteen targeted zip codes in urban Clark County. This population exhibited elevated rates of infant mortality and preterm births for 2007-2009. The project will implement case management services to improve perinatal health outcomes.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention

Grant Number: H61MC25010
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF
Address: 4150 Technology Way STE 300 Carson City, NV 89706-2029
Project Director: Vickie Ives
Phone Number: (775) 684-2201
Email: vives@health.nv.gov

Project Description

To support the development of statewide programs and systems of care ensuring children who are deaf and hard of hearing are identified through newborn and infant screening and receive evaluation, diagnosis, and appropriate intervention to optimize language, literacy, and social-emotional development.

Project Title: Nevada Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Training Program (NvLEND)

Grant Number: T73MC19940
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: Board of Regents, University of Nevada, Reno
Address: Mail Stop Code:325Office of Sponsored Projects/Vice President for Research 1664 N. Virginia St Reno, NV 89557-0001
Project Director: Erika Ryst
Phone Number: (775) 682-8446
Email: eryst@medicine.nevada.edu

Project Description

Nevada faces many economic and health disparities which adversely impact its children. The NvLEND is well-positioned to continue to train and expand the network of MCH leaders available to serve individuals with ASD and related neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. In its first five years, the NvLEND has been highly successful in training passionate leaders who have already increased the number of children receiving developmental screening and autism assessment across the state. Many of the NvLEND graduates are currently engaged in systems change projects that are improving the landscape of disability services and supports. In the next five-year grant cycle, the NvLEND plans to further expand its reach by becoming a truly state-wide program.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020