New York Discretionary Awards

Project Title: NY State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI)

Grant Number: H18MC00036
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: HEALTH RESEARCH, INC
Address: 150 Broadway STE 560 Menands, NY 12204-2893
Project Director: Marilyn A. Kacica
Phone Number: (518) 473-9883
Email: Marilyn.Kacica@health.ny.gov

Project Description

The NYSDOH's mission is to protect, improve and promote the health, productivity and well-being of all New Yorkers. The NYSDOH Title V program is led by the Division of Family Health (DFH) Director and Medical Director. The Title V program aims to provide leadership to improve health outcomes for women, children and families though assessment, policy development and public health interventions. The importance of the state DOH data capacity is readily recognized as critical to identifying needs of the MCH population and improving data integration and utilization for assessing trends in outcomes, including health disparities, for the MCH population. With the changing landscape of NYS' population, services and resources, coupled with health reform changes and efforts to improve outcomes while not increasing costs, there is an emphasis on quality data that is available to MCH Decision makers, program administrators and staff who are monitoring and evaluating programs.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership

Grant Number: H33MC06724
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Health Research, Inc./NYS Dept of Heatlh
Address: 150 BROADWAY STE 560 MENANDS, NY 12204-2719
Project Director: Ryan Greenberg
Phone Number: (518) 402-0996
Email: Ryan.Greenberg@health.ny.gov

Project Description

With federal EMS for Children State Partnership funding ($130,000), New York’s EMS system works to reduce the prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and severe injury. To accomplish this mission, the EMSC Program works to institutionalize pediatric-centered healthcare programs and promotes the value and importance of integration. Integrating the pediatric population's emergency healthcare needs and resources will improve the process, access, and delivery of the emergency medical services system to respond, provided intervention, and transport to the most appropriate healthcare facility, and the pediatric-readiness of health institutions to medically manage and adequately treat children in emergency situations.

Project Title: The New York Comprehensive Thalassemia Center Expanded Regional Comprehensive Care Network

Grant Number: U1AMC28551
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Organization: WEILL MEDICAL COLLEGE OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Address: 1300 York Ave # 89 New York, NY 10065-4805
Project Director: Sujit S. Sheth
Phone Number: (212) 746-3439
Email: shethsu@med.cornell.edu

Project Description

The proposed demonstration project aims to markedly expand the resources and services provided by the New York Comprehensive Thalassemia Center (NYCTC), a well-established program that has cared for individuals with thalassemia for over 30 years through a well-established comprehensive care model delivering the most efficient transfusion, chelation and ancillary therapies.

Project Title: The Bronx Nutrition and Fitness Initiative for Teens (B'N Fit ) POWER Initiative

Grant Number: H17MC29435
Project Start Date: March 1, 2016
Project End Date: February 28, 2021
Organization: MONTEFIORE MEDICAL CENTER
Address: 111 E 210th St., Bronx, NY 10467-2401
Project Director: Jessica Rieder
Phone Number: (718) 920-2897
Email: jrieder@montefiore.org

Project Description

Obesity continues to be the most prevalent nutritional disorder of children and adolescents in the United States. Rates of overweight and obesity have been steadily climbing in the United States as well as in other developed and developing countries. While the obesity epidemic affects both genders and occurs in all age, race and ethnic groups in the United States, prevalence rates are among the highest in low income Hispanic and African-American youth. Engagement and retention in multidisciplinary weight management programs needed for long-term weight loss outcomes is challenging for these youth who face many financial, familial, and social barriers. In spite of the overwhelming need to address the epidemic of obesity and increasingly severe obesity in adolescents, existing clinical and community services are ill-equipped to accommodate the complex and intensive needs with which these low income, predominantly minority young people live.

Project Title: Choosing Health and Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK) Jr.

Grant Number: H17MC30733
Project Start Date: March 1, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: NEW YORK AND PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, THE
Address: 622 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032-3720
Project Director: Dodi Meyer
Phone Number: (212) 305-6227
Email: ddm11@columbia.edu

Project Description

The CHALK Jr. program aims to reduce childhood obesity by effecting policies, systems and the environment in early childhood centers.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24048
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Address: 1 Gustave L Levy Pl # 1075 New York, NY 10029-6504
Project Director: Christopher Walsh
Phone Number: (212) 241-3443
Email: christopher-e.walsh@msnyuhealth.org

Project Description

To improve the comprehensive care delivery model at NE regional HTCs and improve long-term clinical outcomes for bleeding disorder patients.

Project Title: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health

Grant Number: H49MC00067
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: Onondaga County Health Department
Address: 421 Montgomery St Syracuse, NY 13202-2923
Project Director: Nyasha Y. Boldon
Phone Number: (315) 435-2920
Email: nyashaboldon@ongov.net

Project Description

This funding was sought because Syracuse faces an infant mortality rate (11.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2007-2009) that is nearly double the national average of 6.6 infant deaths per live births. The infant mortality rate for African American infants (16.2/1,000) in Syracuse is almost 3x that for white infants (5.7/1,000).

Project Title: Healthy Start Brooklyn

Grant Number: H49MC04479
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: Fund for Public Health in New York, Inc.
Address: 291 Broadway FL 17 New York, NY 10007-1814
Project Director: Mary-Powel Thomas
Phone Number: (718) 637-5238
Email: mthomas7@health.nyc.gov

Project Description

Women in Central Brooklyn—especially African-American women—have higher rates of infant mortality, preterm birth, and low birthweight than U.S. women overall. Healthy Start Brooklyn provides case management, community-based education, and cross-sector action in an effort to reduce these disparities.

Project Title: Community Health Center of Richmond-Staten Island Healthy Start

Grant Number: H49MC27812
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER OF RICHMOND, INC.
Address: 439 Port Richmond Ave Staten Island, NY 10302-1714
Project Director: HENRY THOMPSON
Phone Number: (718) 876-2599
Email: chcrichmond@gmail.com

Project Description

Reduce the high infant mortality rate in the target population on the North Shore of Staten Island through aggressive enrollment of women in health insurance and primary and/or prenatal care. Objective 1: Improve and Enhance Women's Health. Objective 2: Provide quality services for women of child-bearing age. Objective 3: Strengthen Family Resilience.

Project Title: Public Health Solutions Jamaica Southeast Queens Healthy start

Grant Number: H49MC27821
Project Start Date: September 1, 2014
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Organization: PUBLIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS
Address: 40 Worth St FL 5 New York, NY 10013-2904
Project Director: Poulette Brewster
Phone Number: (718) 704-5079
Email: pbrewster@healthsolutions.org

Project Description

The Jamaica Southeast Queens Healthy Start services a community with with poor maternal and child health outcomes when compared to other New York City Communities. Our Healthy Start is a collaborative of three community based programs; Sheltering Arms Healthy Families, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Nurse Family Partnership and Queens Comprehensive Perinatal Council and Public Health Solutions as the lead grantee. Together we have created a safety net for women and families in the community. Our goal is to create a partnership of various models in order to eliminate competition and have the greatest impact on the communities maternal and child health needs.

Project Title: New York State Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC00005
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: Health Research, Inc. / NYS Dept of Health
Address: 150 Broadway STE 560 Menands, NY 12204-2893
Project Director: Constance Donohue
Phone Number: (518) 473-7016
Email: constance.donohue@health.ny.gov

Project Description

New York State (NYS) has the third highest number of annual live births in the country (230,271 for 2017). There are 123 maternity hospitals and birthing centers approved and regulated by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), 280 audiology practices that have been identified as serving young children, and 60 local early intervention programs with qualified audiology personnel. The Bureau of Early Intervention’s (BEI) New York Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (NYEHDI) Program staff will engage stakeholders across the entire system of care to ensure that the state achieves the 1-3-6 goals of screening by one month of age, diagnosis by three months of age, and early intervention by six months of age.

Project Title: Family to Family Health Information Center (F2FHIC) at Parent to Parent of NYS

Grant Number: H84MC08006
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Parent to Parent of NYS
Address: PO BOX 1296 Tupper Lake, NY 12986-0296
Project Director: Michele Juda
Phone Number: (518) 381-4350
Email: mjuda@ptopnys.org

Project Description

Families of CYSHCN are faced with the daunting task of navigating complex service systems in order to access care and achieve improved health outcomes for their children. Successful outcomes depend on being able to access insurance, advocate within the healthcare delivery system, identify community-based services, understand various service models, achieve collaborative relationships with professional partners, access coordinated care and plan for transition to adult healthcare and services. Families benefit from having access to a family-run and staffed F2FHIC, and due to the size and diversity of NYS, it is especially helpful for the F2FHIC to be able to provide regionally-specific resources and support.

Project Title: Socioeconomic disparities in early origins of childhood obesity and body mass index trajectories

Grant Number: R40MC31880
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2019
Organization: RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE
Address: 520 Lee Entrance Ste 211 Amherst, NY 14228-2567
Project Director: Xiaozhong Wen
Phone Number: (716) 829-6811
Email: xiaozhon@buffalo.edu

Project Description

Childhood obesity

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (UR LEND)

Grant Number: T73MC00029
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
Address: ORPA518 Hylan Building Rochester, NY 14627
Project Director: Laura Silverman
Phone Number: (585) 275-7383
Email: laura_silverman@urmc.rochester.edu

Project Description

Children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special health care needs (ASD/NDD) in western New York State lack adequate access to effective services and supports that are family centered, culturally competent, community-based, cost-effective, and coordinated. Individuals with ASD/NDD in urban and rural settings are especially underserved. Gaps in health care services to transition-age youth with special health care needs are also significant.

Project Title: The LEND Program at Westchester Institute for Human Development

Grant Number: T73MC29073
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: WESTCHESTER INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Address: 326 CEDARWOOD HALL VALHALLA, NY 10595
Project Director: Jenean Castillo
Phone Number: (914) 493-7471
Email: jcastillo@wihd.org

Project Description

There is an urgent need to increase the number and diversity of leaders and professionals with knowledge and skills to work with, and on behalf of, children with and at risk for NDD, including ASD, and their families, to provide: 1) leadership in systems of care, policy and advocacy, research, and training to ensure that the best evidence is applied to result in optimal outcomes for children with NDD, including ASD, and their families; 2) evidence-based diagnosis/rule-out and treatment for children with or at risk for NDD, including ASD; and 3) culturally and linguistically competent services and supports to diverse populations.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC28439
Project Start Date: June 1, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, THE
Address: 1400 Washington Ave MSC312 Albany, NY 12222-0100
Project Director: Christine T. Bozlak
Phone Number: (518) 402-0299
Email: cbozlak@albany.edu

Project Description

With a rapidly evolving United States health care and public health system, mass retirements in the maternal and child health (MCH) workforce, and persistent disparities in key MCH population health outcomes, there is a growing need for a well-trained and diverse MCH workforce.

Project Title: RFK Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program

Grant Number: T77MC31738
Project Start Date: July 1, 2018
Project End Date: June 30, 2023
Organization: Albert Einstein College Of Medicine, Inc.
Address: 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461
Project Director: Elisa I. Muniz
Phone Number: (718) 430-3914
Email: elmuniz@montefiore.org

Project Description

The target population will be comprised of individuals from the greater metropolitan NYC region comprised including New York City and Long Island with a total population of 11,108,567 individuals including 3,562,333 foreign-born individuals speaking more than 120 languages, 2,718,192 children and youth age 19 or younger, and an estimated 48,927 children and youth with ADSs and an estimated 375,111 children and youth with DDs. The primary service location in the Bronx has a majority population of individuals from URGs with 53.5% Latino, 30.2 % Black non-Hispanic and 11% white non-Hispanic, and contains immigrants from around the world. While these needs represent a significant public health challenge, they also depict the future demographics of the United States. As a result, investments in workforce preparation in New York City offer a unique opportunity to train the next generation of leaders for children and youth with ASDs and DDs.

Project Title: New York Mid Atlantic Regional Genetics Network

Grant Number: UH7MC30773
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: HEALTH RESEARCH, INC.
Address: 150 Broadway STE 560 Menands, NY 12204-2726
Project Director: Michele Caggana
Phone Number: (518) 473-3854
Email: michele.caggana@health.ny.gov

Project Description

A regional needs assessment identified gaps in access to genetic services, especially impacted underserved populations. The barriers to care include financial and geographic limitations. There is also a lack of understanding about the purpose for genetic services and the overall role in improving health amongst some patients and providers.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020