Palau Discretionary Awards

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00065
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: REPUBLIC OF PALAU BUREAU OF HEALTH SERVICES
Address: Palau PW 96940
Project Director: Sherilynn Madraisau
Phone Number: (680) 488-2172
Email: shermadraisau@gmail.com

Project Description

The project is to enable the Family Health Unit to enhance its capacity in data collection, needs assessment activities, evaluation and reporting of all relevant measures of the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Grant application. Additionally, the project supports the development and implementation of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) activities as well as community collaborative improvement activities and resource sharing , responsive to the needs of the Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and their families.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC05788
Project Start Date: September 01, 2005
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: Republic of Palau
Address: Palau PW 96940
Project Director: Berry Moon Watson
Phone Number: (680) 488-2172
Email: berry@palaunet.com

Project Description

To improve systems and processes to adequately disseminate information to learning communities for development of strategies and plans that can facilitate the adaptation and implementation of innovations.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC25702
Project Start Date: March 01, 2013
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: REPUBLIC OF PALAU
Address: Meyuns Rd Koror PW 96940
Project Director: Yuriko Bechesrrak
Phone Number: (680) 448-2552
Email: y_bechesrrack@palau-health.net

Project Description

Palau is a medically under-served area and the entire island is rural. It has only one hospital and one EMS provider. Children account for 30% of the entire population. Recognizing that children requiring emergency care have unique and complex needs, especially when emergencies are serious of life threatening, it is imperative that the Belau National Hospital ED and the only EMS provider (Division of Fire & Rescue) have appropriate resources (medications, equipment, policies, education) and staff who can provide effective emergency care for children. The overall mission of the Palau Emergency Medical Services for Children initiative is to reduce prevalence of pediatric morbidity and mortality that may occur as a result of acute illness and injury.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020