Wisconsin Discretionary Awards

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

Grant Number: X10MC33618
Project Start Date: September 30, 2019
Project End Date: September 29, 2021
Organization: Children and Families, Wisconsin Department of
Address: 201 E Washington Ave Madison WI 53703
Project Director: Terri J Enters
Phone Number: (608) 422-6969
Email: terri2.enters@wisconsin.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: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC32730
Project Start Date: April 01, 2019
Project End Date: March 31, 2024
Organization: Children's Service Society Of Wisconsin
Address: 620 S 76th St Ste 120 Milwaukee WI 53214
Project Director: Kim Dougherty
Phone Number: (414) 266-6251
Email: kdougherty@chw.org

Project Description

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin is a diverse, vibrant and urban community that is struggling with high rates of crime, incarceration and other social determinants within its African American community. One of the most significant and tragic results of these social conditions is a disproportionately high rate of infant mortality and poor maternal child birth outcomes. While recent efforts by maternal child health stakeholders such as the Milwaukee LifeCourse Initiative for Healthy Families has made commendable progress in reducing the rate of African American infant deaths, rates of infant mortality in the African American population remains more than 1.5 times higher than in the US.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24052
Project Start Date: June 01, 2012
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.
Address: N 18th St Milwaukee WI 53233
Project Director: Danielle Baxter
Phone Number: (414) 937-6789
Email: dbaxter@glhf.org

Project Description

There exists a need for continued collaboration and integration of enhanced comprehensive care for individuals with hemophilia, related blood disorders and clotting disorders. According to the CDC, there 30,000-33,000 males estimated to have hemophilia in the US (as the exact number of people in the country with hemophilia is unknown). People with hemophilia have signs of chronic disease that are burdensome and costly to address. Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is approximated to have a global prevalence of one percent or four million people among the US population.

Project Title: MCH Pipeline Training Program

Grant Number: T16MC06953
Project Start Date: June 01, 2006
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Project Director: Victoria Moerchen
Phone Number: (414) 229-2449
Email: moerchen@uwm.edu

Project Description

The US has a critical shortage of health care professionals from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups to serve children and families from underserved populations, and this gap gets greater for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). The prevalence of CYSHCN in the City of Milwaukee is 23.5%, nearly double that of the state of Wisconsin (13.4%) and the nation (12.8%). To address this disproportionate need for a culturally diverse and representative healthcare workforce, this proposed UWM Pipeline Training Program will support and train undergraduate students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities) to prepare them for leadership and admission to graduate programs in maternal and child health fields.

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

Grant Number: T73MC00044
Project Start Date: July 01, 1989
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Address: N Park St Madison WI 53715
Project Director: Anne B Harris
Phone Number: (608) 263-5796
Email: harris@waisman.wisc.edu

Project Description

Nationally, an estimated 11.2 million children (15.1%) younger than 18 years of age have a developmental disability (DD). The prevalence of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has increased to 1 in 68 (1 in 108 in Wisconsin). Strong interdisciplinary leaders in maternal and child health (MCH) are needed to develop policies and coordinated systems of care, provide clinical services, and conduct and disseminate research in evidence-based practices to promote quality care and integrated services for children with ASD and other DD.

Project Title: Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening

Grant Number: H61MC00024
Project Start Date: April 01, 2000
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Address: Madison WI 53707
Project Director: Elizabeth Seeliger
Phone Number: (608) 267-9191
Email: elizabeth.seeliger@wi.gov

Project Description

Permanent congenital hearing loss is one of the most frequently occurring birth defects. Approximately two infants per thousand are born with some level of hearing loss annually in WI. Currently, 100% of WI hospital birth units have implemented universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS) programs along with the vast majority of nurse-midwife, or certified professional midwife practices in WI. Although much progress has been made toward the goal to screen all newborns, national data from 2014 indicate that 34.4% of all newborns who refer on the hearing screen do not return for follow-up services. Research indicates that infants enrolled in an intervention program by six months of age perform better on school-related measures than children who did not receive intervention. Yet nationally, only 65% of the infants identified as deaf or hard of hearing were known to have received some sort of early intervention.

Project Title: Family Professional Partnership/CSHCN

Grant Number: H84MC21690
Project Start Date: June 01, 2011
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family Voices of Wisconsin, Inc
Address: Madison WI 53705
Project Director: Barbara Katz
Phone Number: (608) 220-9598
Email: barb@fvofwi.org

Project Description

Families in Wisconsin have consistently identified the need for access to timely, high quality information and assistance so they can make informed decisions about the services and supports in the health and community systems of care. They express frustration with the complexities of the current systems, multiple funding streams and lack of coordination, which make it difficult for families to obtain needed support services and to be informed decision makers. Solutions lie in both increasing the knowledge and skills of families and providing support to them so they can serve as effective partners in systemic change to improve the way systems and supports that serve their children are organized and accessed.

Project Title: MCHB State Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00057
Project Start Date: October 01, 1993
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Address: Madison WI 53707
Project Director: Nafla Poff
Phone Number: (608) 266-3504
Email: nafla.poff@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Project Description

SSDI provides improvements in data capacity, leadership to the title V program for the ongoing needs assessment process, and analysis of the block grant measures in order to ensure access to information that is relevant to policy and programs that impact Wisconsin's maternal and child health population.

Project Title: Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program

Grant Number: U4CMC32324
Project Start Date: September 30, 2018
Project End Date: September 29, 2023
Address: PO BOX 7850 Madison WI 53707
Project Director: Leah Ludlum
Phone Number: (608) 267-6716
Email: leah.ludlum@wisconsin.gov

Project Description

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) current Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP) is not a statewide program. State funding was appropriated but remains insufficient to implement the program in all five DHS regions (72 counties).

Project Title: Pediatric Pulmonary Centers

Grant Number: T72MC00008
Project Start Date: July 01, 1990
Project End Date: June 30, 2020
Address: N Park St Madison WI 53715
Project Director: Vivek Balasubramaniam
Phone Number: (608) 263-3984
Email: balasubramaniam@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Project Description

Caring for CYSHCN with chronic respiratory conditions has become more complex as greater numbers are surviving respiratory illnesses due to advances in technology and improved treatments. The current workforce in pediatric pulmonary is insufficient to meet the needs, especially of children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN). In the five core disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, social work, and family leadership there are few professionals with specific training in CYSHCN with pediatric pulmonary diseases -- other than past PPC trainees. Therefore, many healthcare organizations must use providers from these disciplines who lack specific training in pediatric pulmonary diseases. The University Of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UWPPC) will improve the health of CYSHCN by training leaders to provide interdisciplinary, family-centered, culturally competent, community based care.

Project Title: State Grants for ASD Services for Children & Youth

Grant Number: H6MMC30387
Project Start Date: September 01, 2016
Project End Date: August 31, 2023
Address: N Park St Madison WI 53715
Project Director: Maureen S Durkin
Phone Number: (608) 263-7507
Email: mdurkin@wisc.edu

Project Description

An estimated 15% of children have autism spectrum disorder or another other developmental disabilities, but systems of care are often fragmented and fail to reach children in medically underserved areas and populations. Overall, only 37% of WI children between 9 to 35 months of age had received recommended developmental screening in the previous 12 months, with lower screening rates for black, Hispanic, and low-income children. Furthermore, black and Hispanic children are significantly less likely to receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation by 3 years of age. Family navigation services are an evidence-based approach to helping medically underserved families overcome patient-specific barriers to accessing services. Simultaneously, there is a need to address systems-based barriers, and primary care and other community providers express the need for education and support to achieve improvements in surveillance, screening, referral, and care coordination.

Project Title: Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities

Grant Number: H49MC00092
Project Start Date: July 01, 2001
Project End Date: March 31, 2019
Address: Lac Du Flambu WI 54538
Project Director: Linda Ebbert
Phone Number: (715) 588-1023
Email: lebbert@glitc.org

Project Description

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Inc. Healthy Start Program addresses high infant mortality by providing maternal health care services for pregnant women, infants (under two of age), partners, and their families in northern Wisconsin at five tribal reservation communities and surrounding areas.

Project Title: EMSC Partnership Grants

Grant Number: H33MC06681
Project Start Date: March 01, 2006
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Address: Madison WI 53707
Project Director: Ashley Bergeron
Phone Number: (608) 267-0247
Email: Ashley.Bergeron@wi.gov

Project Description

Children are anatomically and physiologically different from adults, and they require specialized equipment and training for their emergency care. Annually, pediatric patients account for approximately 8 percent of all Wisconsin ambulance runs and 20% of emergency department visits. Though pediatric ambulance runs and visits are infrequent for many EMS agencies and emergency departments, they are often very critical situations. Because of this infrequency and, and the specialized care children require, additional pediatric training, policy development and support is needed.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020