Nevada Discretionary Awards

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00032
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Address: Technology Way Carson City NV 89706
Project Director: Andrea R Rivers
Phone Number: (775) 684-4243
Email: arrivers@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 aims to increase capacity gathering data and enhancing surveillance capabilities related to maternal and child health.

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC29434
Project Start Date: March 01, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS
Address: W Reno Ave Ste F Las Vegas NV 89118
Project Director: Fred Schultz
Phone Number: (702) 262-0037 Extn-308
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: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC31606
Project Start Date: March 01, 2018
Project End Date: February 28, 2023
Organization: NEVADA PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATION
Address: N ROOP ST STE 211 CARSON CITY NV 89701
Project Director: Nancy J Bowen
Phone Number: (775) 887-0417 Extn-725
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: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06694
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Address: Technology Way Carson City NV 89706
Project Director: Tina Smith
Phone Number: (775) 687-7597
Email: tsmith@health.nv.gov

Project Description

The purpose of this Program is to expand and improve emergency medical services for children who need treatment for trauma or critical care. This Program will provide funding for demonstration projects in each state and jurisdiction in the United States (U.S.) for the expansion and improvement of state EMS systems that respond to and care for children in emergencies involving trauma or critical care. Recipients will demonstrate new models of EMS system and patient outcome improvements for children by testing innovative methods to promote electronic health information systems; coordination of pediatric emergency care; increased education for the emergency workforce; integration of pediatric components in emergency systems; and national quality improvement (QI) initiatives.

Project Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Grant Number: U4CMC32318
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Organization: Division of Child & Family Services
Address: 4126 Technology Way Fl way3rd Carson City NV 89706
Project Director: Stephanie Dotson
Phone Number: (775) 688-2415
Email: stephanie.dotson@dcfs.nv.gov

Project Description

Nevada’s continues to lag as one of the states with the poorest rankings on several key health determinants. According to The State of Mental Health in America 2018, Nevada ranked 51st among all states indicating the highest prevalence of mental illness and lower rate of access to care for both children and adults. The geographic maldistribution of health professionals is a fundamental feature of the health workforce shortages in Nevada. There is a disproportionate number of health providers located in urban areas than in the rural areas. Fourteen of the 17 counties in Nevada, the seventh largest state by area, are rural and frontier. Children in the state suffer from significant mental health service gaps, meaning access to mental health care is a significant problem in Nevada.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC25010
Project Start Date: September 01, 2012
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF
Address: Technology Way Carson City NV 89706
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: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33594
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF
Address: TECHNOLOGY WAY CARSON CITY NV 89706
Project Director: Beth Handler
Phone Number: (775) 684-5902
Email: bhandler@health.nv.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: H17MC28293
Project Start Date: March 01, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: FOUNDATION FOR POSITIVELY KIDS
Address: W Reno Ave Las Vegas NV 89118
Project Director: Fred Schultz
Phone Number: (702) 262-0037 Extn-308
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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC19940
Project Start Date: September 01, 2010
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: Board of Regents, University of Nevada, Reno
Address: N Virginia St Reno NV 89557
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.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC08001
Project Start Date: June 01, 2007
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family TIES of Nevada, Inc
Address: Mill Street Reno NV 89502
Project Director: Mary E Meeker
Phone Number: (775) 823-9500 Extn-230
Email: mmeeker72@gmail.com

Project Description

Families with children with disabilities and special healthcare needs face significant challenges which are quite complex. Nevada continues to lack appropriate pediatric specialists and families find themselves in a fragmented system of support and face obstacles accessing basic resources.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020