Vermont Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC09029
Project Start Date: April 01, 2008
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: VERMONT STATE AGENCY FOR HUMAN SERVICES
Address: Burlington VT 05402
Project Director: Carol R Hassler
Phone Number: (802) 863-7338
Email: carol.hassler@vermont.gov

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/Nine Program 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 01, 2011
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Vermont Family Network
Address: Blair Park Rd Williston VT 05495
Project Director: Lisa Maynes
Phone Number: (802) 876-5315
Email: lisa.maynes@vtfn.org

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: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00051
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: VERMONT STATE AGENCY FOR HUMAN SERVICES
Address: Cherry St Burlington VT 05401
Project Director: Peggy Brozicevic
Phone Number: (802) 863-7298
Email: peggy.brozicevic@vermont.gov

Project Description

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

Project Title: Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program

Grant Number: UK3MC32245
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Organization: Human Services, Vermont Agency Of
Address: 280 State Dr Waterbury VT 05671
Project Director: Ilisa Stalberg
Phone Number: (802) 951-4026
Email: ilisa.stalberg@vermont.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the project is to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and their children and families by developing and sustaining a coordinated system of mental health supports for pregnant and postpartum women.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06729
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: STATE OF VERMONT
Address: Cherry St Burlington VT 05401
Project Director: Merrill Pine
Phone Number: (802) 863-7313
Email: merrill.pine@vermont.gov

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: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00039
Project Start Date: July 01, 1995
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Address: ROWELL BURLINGTON VT 05401
Project Director: Maria Avila
Phone Number: (802) 656-8376
Email: maria.avila@med.uvm.edu

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.

Project Title: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program

Grant Number: X10MC33613
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Human Services, Vermont Agency Of
Address: 280 State Dr Bldg Waterbury VT 05671
Project Director: Ilisa Stalberg
Phone Number: (802) 951-4026
Email: ilisa.stalberg@vermont.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.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020