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HRSA Awards $3.4 Million for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

October 12, 2011

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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 www.mchb.hrsa.gov.

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.

SOURCE Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


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