July 16, 2020
HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) recently funded a four-year, $2.5 million cooperative agreement for the National Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC). The EIIC helps promote and implement evidence-based best practices in emergency care for children across the U.S. The program is led by investigators at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Funding will help expand current emergency care systems to improve the quality of pediatric emergency care delivery and health outcomes.
National organizational partners for this work include the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Surgeons, Emergency Nurses Association, the National Association of State EMS Officials and other national stakeholder organizations. Federal collaborators to MCHB include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Office of EMS and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.