Utah Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Utah State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00049
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: Division of Family Health and Preparedness 288 N. 1460 W Salt Lake Cty, UT 84116-3231
Project Director: Shaheen Hossain
Phone Number: (801) 273-2855
Email: shossain@utah.gov

Project Description

The Utah Department of Health’s (UDOH's) activities in relation to this SSDI grant cycle will address the need for the development, enhancement, and expansion of Title V data analytic capacity to increase UDOH’s abilities to make informed, data-driven decisions regarding program activities. Additionally, providing statistical and epidemiological expertise to MCH Bureau programs to ensure that pertinent data are appropriately analyzed and made available for use in the assessment, planning, and development of policies that address the health issues of mothers, infants, and children in Utah.

Project Title: Utah EMSC State Partnership Grant

Grant Number: H33MC06680
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Utah State Department of Health
Address: PO BOX 142004 Salt Lake Cty, UT 84114-2004
Project Director: Brett Cross
Phone Number: (801) 879-2912
Email: bcross@utah.gov

Project Description

There are several overarching factors and needs that support the efforts outlined within the proposal for the Utah EMSC project. The first factor being that Utah’s pediatric population of 31percent is the highest in the nation. In addition, Utah is a very rural state with a preponderance of rural EMS agencies having limited funds and access to training of any kind, let alone pediatric specific training. In addition to the lack of funding and resources, we must also consider the reality that EMS personnel in the state have a low rate of actual pediatric patient encounters. Though the designation of a PECC may help to provide pediatric resources and coordinate care, EMS agencies have no incentive or understanding of the PECC role. Likewise, hospitals do not have a full understanding of the resources needed to obtain a level of pediatric readiness, for pediatric conventional care, as well as, contingency or crisis care.

Project Title: CISS-SECCS Utah

Grant Number: H25MC00268
Project Start Date: August 1, 2016
Project End Date: July 31, 2021
Address: Office of Primary Care and Rural Health PO BOX 144003 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4003
Project Director: Nicole Bissonette
Phone Number: (801) 273-2859
Email: nicolebissonette@utah.gov

Project Description

The aim of the ECCS Impact project is to enhance early childhood systems building and demonstrate improved outcomes in population-based children's developmental health and family well-being indicators using a collaboration and innovation and improvement network (CoIIN) approach.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC00042
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: Office of Primary Care and Rural Health PO BOX 144003 Salt Lake Cty, UT 84114-4003
Project Director: Stephanie McVicar
Phone Number: (801) 584-8218
Email: smcvicar@utah.gov

Project Description

EHDI learning communities were created with two large pediatric practices. Covered topics included the importance of timely EHDI milestone attainment, risk factors and monitoring, best communication practices between EHDI and providers, reporting requirements, state protocols, best practices, care coordination resources, and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Twelve WebinEARS were held via Facebook live and also recorded on topics of interest to families and providers of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Topics included "Communication Modes & Methods", "IEPs", "Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids" and "Cochlear Implants.".

Project Title: Family Professional Partnerships/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07996
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Utah Parent Center
Address: 2290 E. 4500 S STE 110 Salt Lake Cty, UT 84117-4492
Project Director: Gina Pola-Money
Phone Number: (801) 631-1609
Email: utahfamilyvoices@juno.com

Project Description

Families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) struggle to find adequate, timely and affordable health care and related support services. They need evidence-based information and credible resources to enable them to make informed choices, partner with health care professionals and receive peer to peer guidance in navigating a complex system of care.

Project Title: Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Grant Number: T73MC00054
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: 288 N. 1460 W Salt Lake Cty, UT 84116-3231
Project Director: Sarah Winter
Phone Number: (801) 585-1017
Email: sarah.winter@hsc.utah.edu

Project Description

Frontier challenges in UT, ID, MT, ND, and WY affect provisions of high quality, evidence-based, integrated health care to children/youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. Development of leaders in health care and administration is critical to meet needs of this population.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening - Cooperative Agreement

Grant Number: U52MC04391
Project Start Date: April 1, 2015
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: 1415 Old Main Hl Logan, UT 84322-1415
Project Director: Karl R. White
Phone Number: (435) 797-3013
Email: karl.white@usu.edu

Project Description

The importance of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) is widely recognized, and more than 95% of newborns in the U.S. are now screened for hearing loss. However, many babies who do not pass the screen are lost to follow-up, and there are significant problems linking EHDI systems to diagnostic, early intervention, medical home, and family support activities. The National Technical Resource Center (NTRC) assists states and other federal and non-federal partners in the development, improvement, and operation of sustainable statewide newborn hearing screening and intervention systems to ensure that all infants (1) are screened for hearing loss, and those who do not pass the screening (2) receive diagnostic evaluations before 3 months of age and (3) are enrolled in early intervention programs where necessary before 6 months of age. Additional goals include (4) appropriate family support, (5) linkages with a medical home, and (6) screening young children for hearing loss.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020