Washington Discretionary Awards

Project Title: State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00054
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: 101 Israel Rd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501-5570
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: Washington State EMSC Program

Grant Number: H33MC06683
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: State of Washington Department of Health
Address: PO BOX 47835 Olympia, WA 98504-7835
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: Taking Action to Develop a Family-Centered Community-Based Evaluation System for Young Children

Grant Number: H17MC28297
Project Start Date: March 1, 2015
Project End Date: February 29 2020
Organization: ARC OF WHATCOM COUNTY, THE
Address: 2602 Mcleod Rd., Bellingham, WA 98225-1368
Project Director: Monica Burke
Phone Number: (360) 715-0170
Email: monicab@arcwhatcom.org

Project Description

Stakeholders involved with Whatcom Taking Action for CYSCN has 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: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00084
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: PO BOX 47901 Olympia, WA 98504-7901
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: Family to Family Health Information Project of Washington State

Grant Number: H84MC09369
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Washington PAVE
Address: 6316 S. 12th Street Tacoma, WA 98465-1900
Project Director: Jill McCormick
Phone Number: (253) 565-2266
Email: f2f@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 Underserved Areas and multiple counties experience a high level of Medically Under-served Populations.

Project Title: Reaching Practicing MCH Professionals in Underserved Areas Through Education and Training Program

Grant Number: T04MC26892
Project Start Date: June 1, 2014
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE # 359472 Seattle, WA 98195-0001
Project Director: Betty Bekemeier
Phone Number: (206) 685-1130
Email: jla@uw.edu

Project Description

NWCPHP proposes to reach practicing MCH professionals in underserved areas through a Leadership Training and Development Program to develop practical population health leadership competencies.

Project Title: University of Washington Leadership Education in Adolescent Health

Grant Number: T71MC24210
Project Start Date: July 1, 2017
Project End Date: June 30, 2022
Organization: University of Washington
Address: 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE # 359472 Seattle, WA 98195-1016
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: Pediatric Pulmonary Training

Grant Number: T72MC00007
Project Start Date: July 1, 2015
Project End Date: June 30, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 1100 NE 45th St STE 300 Seattle, WA 98105-4683
Project Director: Gregory J. Redding
Phone Number: (206) 987-2174
Email: gredding@u.washington.edu

Project Description

Chronic respiratory conditions, including asthma, are the most common disabiling 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

Project Title: Interdisciplinary Leadership Training in Neurodevelopmental/Related Disabilities

Grant Number: T73MC00041
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 1100 NE 45th St STE 300 Seattle, WA 98105-4683
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: Maternal and Child Health Public Health Training

Grant Number: T76MC00011
Project Start Date: June 1, 2015
Project End Date: May 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 1100 NE 45th St STE 300 Seattle, WA 98105-4683
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: The Pregnancy Related Care Research Network

Grant Number: UA6MC31609
Project Start Date: January 1, 2018
Project End Date: August 31, 2020
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Address: 4333 BROOKLYN AVE NE BOX 359472, SEATTLE, WA 98195-0001
Project Director: Jay Schulkin
Phone Number: (202) 863-2504
Email: schulkin@uw.edu

Project Description

The objectives of the PRCRN are:

  1. Advance the knowledge-base about the health of women, including, but not limited to, pregnancy, preconception and inter-conception care.
  2. Maintain and expand membership of a network of obstetric providers to conduct office-based research, or research in office settings.
  3. Leverage research funding for Network studies.
  4. Enhance the development of new investigators.
  5. Disseminate research findings and activities to advance the field.
  6. Foster the translation of new knowledge into practice settings and communities. Translate this knowledge into policy that promotes the implementation of evidence-based practices.
Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020