Washington Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program

Grant Number: H17MC28297
Project Start Date: March 01, 2015
Project End Date: February 29, 2020
Organization: ARC OF WHATCOM COUNTY, THE
Address: Mcleod Rd Bellingham WA 98225
Project Director: Monica Burke
Phone Number: (360) 715-0170 Extn-303
Email: monicab@arcwhatcom.org

Project Description

Stakeholders involved with Whatcom Taking Action for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs have identified a need for a local mid-level evaluation system. This type of evaluation would provide an intermediate level of evaluation between the screening done by primary care providers and tertiary center diagnostic evaluations.

Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training Program

Grant Number: T76MC00011
Project Start Date: July 01, 1983
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: NE 45th St Seattle WA 98105
Project Director: Daniel A Enquobahrie
Phone Number: (206) 543-7559
Email: danenq@uw.edu

Project Description

This program develops leadership in public health to advance the health & well-being of families & children in the NW and nationally. We achieve this by creating new knowledge about current problems & by collaborating with community & government partners to improve systems, program, policies.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH)

Grant Number: T71MC24210
Project Start Date: July 01, 2012
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: University of Washington
Address: Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle WA 98195
Project Director: Laura Richardson
Phone Number: (206) 884-8245
Email: laura.richardson@seattlechildrens.org

Project Description

Adolescence and young adulthood are vital developmental periods that influence an individual’s long-term health and resiliency. In the United States, many of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in adolescence and young adulthood are related to problem behaviors (risky driving, violence, self-harm, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, and risky sex leading to unintended pregnancy).Furthermore, adolescence and young adulthood are common periods for the onset of symptoms and behaviors that lead to older “adult” conditions.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00054
Project Start Date: October 01, 1997
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Israel Rd SE Tumwater WA 98501
Project Director: Teresa Vollan
Phone Number: (360) 236-3585
Email: teresa.vollan@doh.wa.gov

Project Description

Washington State will use SSDI to accomplish three main goals in the period of the project. 1) Build and expand State MCH data capacity to support Title V MCH Block Grant program activities and contribute to data driven decision making in MCH. 2) Advance the development and utilization of linked information systems between key MCH datasets in the State. 3) Support surveillance systems development to address data needs related to neonatal abstinence Syndrome (NAS).

Project Title: MCH Research Network Programs

Grant Number: UA6MC31609
Project Start Date: January 01, 2018
Project End Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 4333 BROOKLYN AVE NE BOX 359472 Seattle WA 98195
Project Director: Jay Schulkin
Phone Number: (202) 863-2504
Email: schulkin@uw.edu

Project Description

The objectives of the PRCRN are: I) Advance the knowledge-base about the health of women, including, but not limited to, pregnancy, preconception and inter-conception care. II) Maintain and expand membership of a network of obstetric providers to conduct office-based research, or research in office settings. III) V) Leverage research funding for Network studies. V) Enhance the development of new investigators. VI) Disseminate research findings and activities to advance the field. VII) Foster the translation of new knowledge into practice settings and communities. Translate this knowledge into policy that promotes the implementation of evidence-based practices

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

Grant Number: X10MC33616
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Address: Jefferson Street SE (PO Box 40970) Olympia WA 98504
Project Director: Judy King
Phone Number: (360) 725-2841
Email: judy.king@dcyf.wa.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: Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Grant Number: U03MC33156
Project Start Date: September 01, 2019
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Organization: Seattle Children's Hospital
Address: 4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle WA 98105
Project Director: Eileen Klein
Phone Number: (206) 987-2708
Email: eileen.klein@seattlechildrens.org

Project Description

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) facilitates research to improve outcomes for acutely ill and injured children. Pediatric Emergency Medicine research is most relevant when outcomes are based on data that include racially, ethnically, geographically and economically diverse areas. WPEMR patient populations meet that need.

Project Title: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders Training Program

Grant Number: T73MC00041
Project Start Date: July 01, 1990
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: NE 45th St Seattle WA 98105
Project Director: Jennifer Gerdts
Phone Number: (206) 221-4417
Email: jvarley@uw.edu

Project Description

Lack of trained providers, pervasive health disparities, geographically undeserved areas, and emerging developmental and behavioral morbidity contribute to the critical need to improve the health of infants, children, youth and young adults who have or are at risk for developing ASD/DDs in the Pacific Northwest.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC09369
Project Start Date: June 01, 2008
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Washington PAVE
Address: S. 12th Street Tacoma WA 98465
Project Director: Jill McCormick
Phone Number: (253) 565-2266
Email: jmccormick@wapave.org

Project Description

Washington has challenges in assuring all families have access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare support for their CSHCN. 25% of CSHCN are not receiving needed care coordination and 87% of families say their children do not receive care in a well-functioning system. 20 out of 37 WA counties are considered Medically Under-served Areas and multiple counties experience a high level of Medically Under-served Populations.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00084
Project Start Date: September 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: Olympia WA 98504
Project Director: Karin Neidt
Phone Number: (206) 418-5609
Email: karin.neidt@doh.wa.gov

Project Description

The purpose of the Washington State Early Hearing-loss Detection, Diagnosis & Intervention (EHDDI) proposal is create an EHDDI system of care that will ensure infants receive appropriate and timely hearing screens, audiological evaluations, and early intervention (EI) services. Our overarching aims are to: • Develop a culturally competent, comprehensive, and coordinated statewide EHDDI system to ensure that infants receive appropriate and timely hearing screening, evaluation, identification, and EI services. • Increase knowledge and engagement in the EHDDI system among health professionals, partners, and families. • Improve access to family-centered EI services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH).

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06683
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: State of Washington Department of Health
Address: Olympia WA 98504
Project Director: Matt J Nelson
Phone Number: (360) 236-2816
Email: Matt.Nelson@DOH.WA.GOV

Project Description

There is a need to better understand the capacity of Washington State’s EMS and Hospital system in areas associated with the EMSC Performance Measures. Once needs are identified, work towards these PM’s will help us allocate resources to areas of need, and continue to increase efficiency of our statewide system.

Project Title: Autism Secondary Data Analysis Research (SDAR) Program

Grant Number: R41MC31076
Project Start Date: September 01, 2017
Project End Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 4333 BROOKLYN AVE NE BOX 359472 SEATTLE WA 98195
Project Director: Wendy Stone
Phone Number: (206) 685-2821
Email: stonew@uw.edu

Project Description

Specialized early intervention for toddlers with ASD is critical for optimizing child outcomes. However, our current health care system presents numerous obstacles to obtaining specialized intervention, including lack of recognition of early signs, under-use of ASD-specific screening tools, long waiting lists for diagnostic evaluations, and lack of ASD-specialized service providers. These obstacles prevent many children from receiving appropriate intervention under age 3, when it may have its strongest impact. While parents of children with ASD first become concerned about their child’s development at an average age of 18 months, the median age of an ASD diagnosis in the U.S. is 40 months. The situation is even more sobering for families from underserved backgrounds. For example, children from Hispanic backgrounds are 50% less likely to be identified as having ASD, and less likely to receive an ASD evaluation before 36 months of age, relative to White, Non-Hispanic children.

Project Title: Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

Grant Number: T72MC00007
Project Start Date: July 01, 1990
Project End Date: June 30, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: NE 45th St Seattle WA 98105
Project Director: Gregory J Redding
Phone Number: (206) 987-2174 Extn-5
Email: gredding@u.washington.edu

Project Description

Chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma, are the most common disabling conditions in childhood. Many underserved children with these conditions do not have adequate medical homes. Trained clinical leaders are needed to address the systems and policies that impact these children.

Date Last Reviewed:  November 2020