EMSC SPROC Grants
The purpose of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grants is two-fold: (1) to continue its work with state governments and/or accredited schools of medicine to develop regionalized systems that encompass the sharing of resources and improve access to pediatric health care services for children and families in tribal, territorial, insular, and rural ares of the United States and (2) to develop "Models of Inclusive Care" that may be replicated in other regions where access to specialized pediatric medical treatment is limited due to geographical distances or jurisdictional borders.
In June 2012, six state governments and/or accredited schools of medicine were awarded a SPROC grant (see EMSC State Partnership Regionalization of Care fact sheet). Also available for download is the official SPROC grant award announcement from the Health Resources Services Administration.
A total of $1.2 million in grant awards will be shared among the six grantees to support the regionalization of pediatric care; each receiving up to $200,000 per year for a four-year project period. Visit EMSC Grantee Contacts for contact information about each grant.
For more information about the SPROC grant program and its purpose, read Regionalization of Care for Pediatric Patients: A Brief Overview.