Oregon Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00136
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: HEALTH CARE COALITION OF SOUTHERN OREGON, INC.
Address: Medford OR 97501
Project Director: Maggie Sullivan
Phone Number: (541) 774-8095
Email: maggie.sullivan@hccso.org

Project Description

This project is located in Douglas and Josephine Counties in rural Southern Oregon. According to the 2018 County Health Rankings, these two counties ranked 32nd and 33rd out of 36 Oregon counties for health outcomes. There are 12 zip codes in the region that experienced infant mortalities from 2013 to 2015, and this is the primary target area of the project. Healthy Start of Southern Oregon will serve pregnant and inter-conception women who are at risk for a poor perinatal outcome, as well as infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delay, fathers and partners of participant women and children, and other women of reproductive age. The needs of the target population include under-education, unemployment, generational poverty, isolation, toxic stress, geographical and fiscal barriers to accessing health services, intimate partner violence, and high rates of smoking, alcohol use, and opioid addiction.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24049
Project Start Date: June 01, 2012
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Oregon Health and Science University
Address: SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland OR 97239
Project Director: Michael Recht
Phone Number: (503) 494-8716
Email: rechtm@ohsu.edu

Project Description

Maintain and strengthen the successful, established infrastructure of Mountain States Hemophilia Network (MSHN) of Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) with increased oversight to ensure full access to coordinated, integrated care of patients with blood or clotting disorders.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC21658
Project Start Date: June 01, 2011
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Oregon Health and Science University
Address: SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland OR 97239
Project Director: Tamara Bakewell
Phone Number: (503) 494-0865
Email: bakewell@ohsu.edu

Project Description

Families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) face challenges in navigating the systems of services they depend upon, including (a) finding community resources, (b) finding specialty care, especially in underserved areas, (c) understanding/using insurance (d) navigating service systems, and (e) partnering with health providers. The 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) findings, the 2015 Title V Needs Assessment, and the 2014 Oregon Medicaid Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) affirm these challenges.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00141
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: MULTNOMAH COUNTY DEPT. OF HUMAN SERVICES
Address: SW Stark St Portland OR 97204
Project Director: Violet Larry
Phone Number: (503) 988-7280
Email: Violet.m.larry@multco.us

Project Description

Multnomah County Healthy Start (Healthy Birth Initiatives) addresses health equity and disparities in infant mortality and perinatal health among African American mothers and families through home visiting nursing, case management, information and referral, health education, mentoring, and wrap around services. The program also addresses the root causes of disparities through its Community Action Network seeking to empower participants to inform policy on housing, economic development and family resilience.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00034
Project Start Date: July 01, 1989
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCES UNIVERSITY
Address: SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland OR 97239
Project Director: Amy Costanza-Smith
Phone Number: (503) 418-1550
Email: costanza@ohsu.edu

Project Description

There is a shortage of medical and allied health professionals well-trained to be leaders in interdisciplinary, family-centered care for individuals with ASD/DD and their families. Meeting the needs and resolving the disparities of children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities require interdisciplinary training of strong and creative leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, vision, and values necessary to affect change.

Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33604
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: HUMAN SERVICES, OREGON DEPARTMENT OF
Address: FINANCIAL SERVICES 500 SUMMER ST. NE E-30 SALEM OR 97301
Project Director: Benjamin Hazelton
Phone Number: (971) 269-9069
Email: benjamin.hazelton@state.or.us

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: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00057
Project Start Date: March 31, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: OREGON STATE DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Address: NE Oregon St Portland OR 97232
Project Director: Cate Wilcox
Phone Number: (971) 673-0299
Email: Cate.S.WILCOX@state.or.us

Project Description

Despite improvements in ever and timely screening, diagnosis and early intervention enrollment, too many children are being diagnosed late or are not receiving services for optimal outcomes. This project works to assure that infants with hearing loss are identified early so that language and communication can develop on time and on track. Oregon EHDI tracks all births, assures diagnostic follow up, reduces loss to documentation, and supports a robust, coordinated system of care.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00041
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: OREGON STATE DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Address: NE Oregon St Portland OR 97232
Project Director: Cate Wilcox
Phone Number: (971) 673-0299
Email: Cate.S.WILCOX@state.or.us

Project Description

The Oregon SSDI program will develop, enhance and expand MCH data capacity to allow informed decision-making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for women, infants, children, and youth, including children and youth with special health care needs.

Project Title: EMSC Targeted Issue Grants

Grant Number: H34MC33243
Project Start Date: September 01, 2019
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: Oregon Health & Science University
Address: 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd Portland OR 97239
Project Director: Craig N D
Phone Number: (503) 494-1668
Email: newgardc@ohsu.edu

Project Description

The project will critically evaluate the impact of national health policy on the emergency care of children over an 8 year period, including ways to further optimize survival and quality, with attention to costs. Proposed Services and Population Served: Multistate revaluation of pediatric readiness, outcomes, quality, and costs based on children seeking emergency care.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06700
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: OREGON STATE DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Address: NE Oregon St Portland OR 97232
Project Director: Dana Selover
Phone Number: (971) 673-0546
Email: dana.s.selover@state.or.us

Project Description

The efforts of the Oregon EMSC program through the years has improved the quality of pediatric emergency medical and trauma services in the state of Oregon. The purpose of the Oregon EMSC 2018-2022 project period is to continue those efforts, and to continually improve upon the operational capacity to provide and support quality pediatric emergency medical and trauma services, resources and technical support. The Oregon EMSC project work plan is aimed at the achievement of the nine EMSC State Partnership Program Performance Measures, objectives and activities. The project is a coordinated effort of making sure EMS providers, EMS agencies and receiving emergency departments are “Everyday Ready” to treat kids, and that pediatric services are well integrated into the EMS system.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020