HRSA awards $3.4 million for children and youth with special health care needs

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
CONTACT: HRSA PRESS OFFICE
301-443-3376
 

The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $3.4 million to programs in 19 states working to improve the system of services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).  

“The investments in these programs will work to improve the system of services for these children by expanding access to a medical home, enhancing care coordination, providing transition services for youth and building partnerships between families and professionals,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D., R.N.

Awards were made in two funding initiatives. The State Implementation Grant for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN and the Innovative Evidence Based Models for CYSHCN.

The State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN provide funding to state partners, including State Title V Programs, family organizations, and providers to focus on statewide improvements. The Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN is a new initiative that funds models of care that are evidence based and can be spread to other communities.

Awardees include:

State Implementation Grants for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN

Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Montgomery Ala.

$300,000

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Anchorage Alaska

$300,000

Arkansas Children's Hospital Research Institute Little Rock Ark.

$286,403

Delaware Department of Health & Social Services Dover Del.

$300,000

Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs Louisville Ky.

$300,000

Louisiana Office of Public Health New Orleans La.

$299,580

St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center Toledo Ohio

$299,991

State of Washington Department of Health Olympia Wash.

$300,000

 

Innovative Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN

Grantee Organization

City

State

Grant

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics Chicago Ill.

$86,500

University of Iowa Iowa City Iowa

$86,497

Michigan Department of Community Health Lansing Mich.

$86,500

Family Voices of Minnesota Stillwater Minn.

$86,446

PACER Center, Inc. Minneapolis Minn.

$86,500

Curators, University of Missouri on behalf of UMKC Kansas City Mo.

$86,500

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey Newark N.J.

$86,500

Wake Forest University of Health Sciences Winston-Salem N.C.

$86,495

Oregon Health and Science University Portland Ore.

$86,500

Pennsylvania Department of Health Harrisburg Pa.

$86,500

Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas

$86,500

Bi-State Primary Care Association Montpelier Vt.

$86,500

 

For more information about programs for children and youth with special healthcare needs, go to mchb.hrsa.gov.

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The Health Resources and Services Administration is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA is the primary Federal agency responsible for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.  For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2017