Vermont Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Vermont State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00051
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: Department of Health 108 Cherry St Burlington, VT 05401-4295
Project Director: Peggy Brozicevic
Phone Number: (802) 863-7298

Project Description

The MCH program and the Title V agency need access to policy and program relevant information and data.

Project Title: Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Program

Grant Number: H33MC06729
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: STATE OF VERMONT
Address: Box 70108 Cherry St Burlington, VT 05401-4295
Project Director: Merrill Pine
Phone Number: (802) 863-7313

Project Description

Vermont continues to sustain and promote optimal health for pediatric patients utilizing the emergency medical system. Without the support of the EMSC program, it is likely that pediatric initiatives for quality emergency care and injury prevention would be overshadowed by other state health issues. The continued support of the EMSC program gives pediatrics a presence in the world of medical and traumatic care. The federal EMSC program provides Vermont with continued opportunities and support to assure the quality and care of our pediatric emergency medical system and practices. Support from the federal EMSC program is essential to maintenance and progression of pediatric emergency care in Vermont.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC09029
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: PO BOX 70 Burlington, VT 05402-0070
Project Director: Monica Ogelby
Phone Number: (802) 865-1329

Project Description

The 3 year cooperative agreement from HRSA is supporting the improvement of diagnosis of hearing loss by 3 months of age and entrance in to early intervention by 6 months of age. VTEHDI has faced  many challenges during year 2 of the HRSA agreement. One major challenge continues to be  Children’s Integrated Services early intervention referral process to Vermont's single point of entry, 9 East Network, that provides all early intervention services for deaf and hard of hearing children birth to 3 years of age. Over the last year quality improvement initiatives have focused on training and mentoring in all counties of Vermont for case workers who are responsible for the referral and enrollment process. The VTEHDI Program Director, 9 East Director and CIS Coordinator meet regularly to address process improvements that include family feedback through surveys and interviews. A second challenge is identifying beast practices that truly support families through their emotional journey.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC21657
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Vermont Family Network
Address: 600 Blair Park Rd STE 240 Williston, VT 05495-7549
Project Director: Lisa Maynes
Phone Number: (802) 876-5315

Project Description

Nearly one quarter of Vermont's children have been identified as having special needs. Many of those have difficulty getting care of a specialist due to either geography or transportation. Seventy-four percent of these families believe that the system of care is dysfunctional. Finally, transition to adult services is not working successfully, and this is a growing population with aging parents.

Project Title: VT LEND

Grant Number: T73MC00039
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: Mail Stop Code:223 WATERMAN BUILDING 231  ROWELL BURLINGTON, VT 05401-3456
Project Director: Maria Avila
Phone Number: (802) 656-8376

Project Description

The purpose of the VT LEND program is to improve the health of children, youth and families affected by autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities by training a cadre of interdisciplinary leadership professionals. The need for family-centered, culturally competent interdisciplinary leadership professionals continues with the increasing incidence of autism, as well as persistent health disparities. The VT LEND program serves children, adolescents & adults with ASD/DD; family members; graduate students; MCH Title V and related programs; policy makers; and health & related professionals in Vermont, US Virgin Islands and nationally.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020