South Dakota Discretionary Awards

Project Title: South Dakota Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00046
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE DEPT OF HEALTH
Address: 600 E. Capitol Ave Pierre, SD 57501-2536
Project Director: Linda Ahrendt
Phone Number: (605) 773-4074
Email: linda.ahrendt@state.sd.us

Project Description

The 2017-2022 South Dakota SSDI grant application focus is on enhanced capacity of South Dakota’s collection and analysis of core data sets to inform the needs assessment and performance measure reporting for the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant. The enhanced/expanded data will assist in decision-making and resource allocation that supports effective, efficient and quality programming for all domains. SSDI will also support the needs assessment process for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) and Family Planning programs.

Project Title: EMSC State Partnership Program

Grant Number: H33MC06693
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Address: Office of Research 414 E. Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
Project Director: Corolla Lauck
Phone Number: (605) 328-6668
Email: corolla.lauck@usd.edu

Project Description

Assess and improve operational capacity of South Dakota to provide emergency care to children within our state. Evaluation and strategic planning will be incorporated to identify and generate support for sustainability of EMSC initiatives through legislative, regulatory, policy changes or other means.

Project Title: Intensive Family Services Program (IFSP)

Grant Number: H17MC30734
Project Start Date: March 1, 2017
Project End Date: February 28, 2022
Organization: YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES INC
Address: PO Box 2813 Rapid City, SD 57709-2813
Project Director: Corey Kennedy
Phone Number: (605) 791-5025
Email: ckennedy@youthandfamilyservices.org

Project Description

Many children in residential care for behavioral health issues come from dysfunctional family systems. The therapeutic setting can be effective while the child is in residence, but too often the child is discharged and returns to the same dysfunctional environment, family systems, and social networks he/she was in prior to out-of-home placement. These unchanged systems negate the child’s previous progress. The child’s family also often lacks the skills, experience, and opportunity to access and utilize basic and preventive health care services or other community resources. While abuse and neglect make some family environments unsafe for children, other struggling families demonstrate a willingness to change and just need assistance in addressing their unmet needs. Rapid City and the state of South Dakota struggle to address issues related to the high cost of residential care, in providing viable alternatives for youth, and the local surveillance required to inform stakeholders.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention

Grant Number: H61MC28391
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: 600 East Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501
Project Director: Lucy Fossen
Phone Number: (605) 773-2944
Email: lucy.fossen@state.sd.us

Project Description

NA - per Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program Performance Measures Help Guide for 2019 Reporting. FF6, In Section V “Project Description OR Experience to Date”, complete Section, B. “Continuing Grants ONLY” section. Do NOT complete Section A.

Project Title: South Dakota Family to Family Health Information Center

Grant Number: H84MC07994
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: South Dakota Parent Connection, Inc.
Address: 1400 W 22nd Street Sioux Falls, SD 57105-1505
Project Director: Lisa Sanderson
Phone Number: (605) 361-3171
Email: lsanderson@sdparent.org

Project Description

Vast frontier and rural regions, including nine Indian Reservations within state borders, coupled with significant health professional shortages in primary medical, mental health and dental care statewide present barriers in accessing needed services for South Dakota families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). Lack of public transportation, limited access to private vehicles, extended travel time and resultant expenses, extreme weather, and limited acceptance of Medicaid reimbursement rates all create additional barriers for those with the fewest resources. The F2FHIC will meet the health information and support needs of families of CYSHCN by providing comprehensive, culturally responsive, family-centered, community based, and easily accessible information, resources, training, individualized assistance and parent support to families, professionals and project partners. The project will serve all South Dakota families of CYSHCN.

Project Title: LEADERSHIP EDUC CARING FOR CHLDRN W/NEURODEVELOPMENTAL RELATED DISEASES

Grant Number: T73MC00037
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
Address: Office of Research 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069-2307
Project Director: Eric G. Kurtz
Phone Number: (605) 357-1439
Email: Eric.Kurtz@usd.edu

Project Description

There is a critical need for highly trained healthcare leaders who utilize interdisciplinary, family centered, culturally competent approaches to care for the evaluation and treatment of infants and children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities in South Dakota and the Upper Midwest.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020