Utah Discretionary Awards

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00049
Project Start Date: October 01, 1997
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: N 1460 W Salt Lake Cty UT 84116
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: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC07996
Project Start Date: June 01, 2007
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Utah Parent Center
Address: E 4500 S Salt Lake Cty UT 84117
Project Director: Gina Pola-Money
Phone Number: (801) 631-1609
Email: gina@utahfamilyvoices.org

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: CISS -Local/State

Grant Number: H25MC00268
Project Start Date: July 01, 2003
Project End Date: July 31, 2021
Organization: UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Salt Lake City UT 84114
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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00054
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
Address: N 1460 W Salt Lake Cty UT 84116
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: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06680
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Utah State Department of Health
Address: Salt Lake Cty UT 84114
Project Director: Jolene Whitney
Phone Number: (801) 273-6665
Email: jrwhitney@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: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33612
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UTAH
Address: North 1460 West Salt Lake City UT 84116
Project Director: Susanna Eden
Phone Number: (801) 273-2887
Email: susannaeden@utah.gov

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: H61MC00042
Project Start Date: April 01, 2000
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: UTAH DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Salt Lake Cty UT 84114
Project Director: Stephanie McVicar
Phone Number: (801) 584-8218
Email: smcvicar@utah.gov

Project Description

Despite success in achieving near-universal newborn hearing screening rates, significant gaps remain with achieving timely diagnostic audiological evaluation and enrollment in EI services and reducing loss to follow-up and documentation rates. Challenges in meeting these goals include limited family engagement, DHH-specific support services, parent knowledge about availability and importance of EI services, and pediatric provider knowledge of the 1-3-6 recommendations.

Project Title: EMSC Data Center

Grant Number: UJ5MC30824
Project Start Date: July 01, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, THE
Address: S 2000 E Salt Lake City UT 84112
Project Director: Jonathan M Dean
Phone Number: (801) 587-7572
Email: mike.dean@hsc.utah.edu

Project Description

Improvement in the quality of Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is dependent on the ability to acquire and analyze Emergency Medical Services (EMS) data and collect and analyze pediatric clinical trial data in order to improve emergency care rendered to children as well as to evaluate the impact of the EMSC Program. The purpose of the EMSC Data Center is to serve as: 1) the National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC) to support states in collection, analysis and utilization of data for EMSC performance measures, and provide analytic support to grantees to advance the delivery of quality pediatric emergency care; and 2) the independent data coordinating center for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) to conduct rigorous, high priority pediatric clinical research.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Grant Number: U52MC04391
Project Start Date: April 01, 2005
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Address: Old Main Hl Logan UT 84322
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:  November 2020