Wisconsin Discretionary Awards

Project Title: Statewide Systems Development Initiative

Grant Number: H18MC00057
Project Start Date: December 1, 2017
Project End Date: November 30, 2022
Organization: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: PO BOX 7850 Madison, WI 53707-7850
Project Director: Katrina Alber
Phone Number: (608) 266-0220
Email: katrina.alber@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: EMSC Partnership Grant

Grant Number: H33MC06681
Project Start Date: April 1, 2018
Project End Date: March 31, 2022
Organization: Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services
Address: PO BOX 7850 Madison, WI 53707-7850
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.

Project Title: Hemophilia Treatment Centers (SPRANS)

Grant Number: H30MC24052
Project Start Date: June 1, 2017
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.
Address: 638 N. 18th St STE 108 Milwaukee, WI 53233-2121
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. 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: Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Grant Number: H61MC00024
Project Start Date: April 1, 2017
Project End Date: March 31, 2020
Organization: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Address: PO BOX 7850 Madison, WI 53707-7850
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 to Family Health Information Center

Grant Number: H84MC21690
Project Start Date: June 1, 2018
Project End Date: May 31, 2022
Organization: Family Voices of Wisconsin, Inc
Address: PO BOX 55029 Madison, WI 53705-8829
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: MCH Pipeline Training Program

Grant Number: T16MC06953
Project Start Date: June 1, 2016
Project End Date: May 31, 2021
Organization: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MILWAUKEE
Address: OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS PO BOX 340  MILWAUKEE, WI 53201-0340
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: Pediatric Pulmonary Center (UW-Madison)

Grant Number: T72MC00008
Project Start Date: July 1, 2015
Project End Date: June 30, 2020
Organization: UNIV OF WISCONSIN -MADISON
Address: 21 N. Park St STE 6401 Madison, WI 53715-1218
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: Wisconsin MCH Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Grant Number: T73MC00044
Project Start Date: July 1, 2016
Project End Date: June 30, 2021
Organization: UNIV OF WISCONSIN -MADISON
Address: 21 N Park St STE 6401 Madison, WI 53715-1218
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.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2020