EMSC National Resource Center and HRSA State Contacts
Beginning August 1, 2010, staff of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center (NRC) will provide technical assistance to State Partnership grantees in the areas of (1) identification of resources and model programs, (2) development of interfacility transfer guidelines/agreements and facility designation, and (3) development of legislation and regulation. Please contact Ian Weston at 301-244-6220 for questions about resources and model programs; Diana Fendya at 301-244-6239 for issues related to interfacility transfer guidelines and facility designation; and Karen Belli at 301-244-6227 for legislative and regulatory issues.
Staff of the Health Resources and Services Administration will provide technical assistance to State Partnership grantees in all other areas. Please contact your HRSA representative directly using the map below.
State Partnership Technical Assistance Liaisons
Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Technical Assistance Liaison
Jaclynn Haymon, MPA, RN
PECARN program manager
Targeted Issue Staff Liaison
Diana Fendya, MSN(R), RN
- CALIFORNIA – UC Davis School of Medicine. Utility of Abdominal Ultrasound during Emergency Department Evaluation of Children with Blunt Trauma (Primary Investigator: James Holmes, MD, MPH).
- CONNECTICUT – Yale University. Small Victims, Big Challenges: Refining Pediatric Disaster Triage Algorithms and Education in the Prehospital Setting (Primary Investigator: Mark Cicero, MD).
- DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Children’s National Medical Center. Reducing Errors in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation Using a Checklist (Primary Investigator: Randall Burd, MD, PhD).
- ILLINOIS – Loyola University, School of Medicine. Pediatric Facility Recognition/Categorization: Models of Best Practice, Implementation and Evaluation (Primary Co-investigators: Mark Cichon, MD, and Evelyn Lyons, RN, MPH).
- MASSACHUSETTS – Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.* ExSTRA: Evidence-Based Screening for Siblings and Contacts of Abused Children (Primary Investigator: Daniel Lindberg, MD).
- MICHIGAN – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.* Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury in Children: Planning a Safety and Efficacy Trial (Primary Investigator: Rachel Stanley, MD).
- NORTH CAROLINA – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. EMS and Pediatric Trauma: A North Carolina Population-based Performance Improvement Intervention and Evaluation Using Multiple-linked Healthcare Databases (Primary Investigator: Jane Brice, MD).
- NORTH CAROLINA – Wake Forest University. Evaluation of a Pediatric Emergency Care Recognition Program on Care of Injured Children (Primary Investigator: J. Wayne Meredith, MD).
- TEXAS – Texas Children’s Hospital. Integrating Evidence-Based Pediatric Prehospital Protocols into Practice (Primary Investigator: Manish Shah, MD).