Targeted Issue

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The primary type of support provided to Targeted Issue grantees is product development and dissemination. If they choose, each Targeted Issue grant can receive one-on-one consultation specific to organizing product content, identifying product target audiences and partners who may have an interest in the product, designing the product, and disseminating the product. In addition, training and consultation is provided related to grants management, performance measure implementation, publication tracking, and grant results dissemination.


Grants Management. In addition to successfully implementing and evaluating the approved grant objectives, project managers/directors are also responsible for completing a number of "grants management" requirements, such as complying with financial reporting requirements that are clearly defined in the EMSC program guidance. Read More ...


Performance Measures. To measure the effectiveness of federal grant programs, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) requires grantees to report on specific performance measures (PM) related to their grant funded activities. The measures are part of the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA). Read More....


Resource Development and Dissemination. The EMSC NRC works individually with Targeted Issue grantees to provide assistance in product development and dissemination. These products may take the form of a toolkit, interactive pdf, webcast, or online training program. For more information or to receive assistance in product development and dissemination, please contact Sametria McCammon.

  • Recent Targeted Issue products designed by the EMSC NRC include the Pediatric Resuscitation Checklist Toolkit and the Pediatric Disaster Triage online training program.

  • A Product Development and Dissemination Fact Sheet outlines the basic steps in working with the EMSC NRC on product development.

  • Targeted Issue Acknowledgements. As required by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) appropriations acts, all HHS-funded recipients must acknowledge federal funding when presenting or publishing work funded in whole or in part with federal funds. Below is the acknowledgement required for Targeted Issue manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations. Please substitute the XXXXX with your corresponding unique grant number(s).

    Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program through the Targeted Issues grant program, Grant No. H34MCXXXXX*

    * Please note this acknowledgement is current as of November 2014.


Partnership Development. The EMSC NRC is available to assist grantees with identifying partners that may have an interest in co-authoring a paper, guideline, or product; evaluating the product; or marketing the finished product to its members and constituents. For assistance in partnership development, please contact Sametria McCammon.


Grant Resources. The following resources have either been developed or identified by the EMSC Program to help fund or manage their grant:

  • Targeted Issue Database. In 2013, the EMSC NRC created the Targeted Issue Historical Database to track activities of the federal Targeted Issue grant program. Current and prospective grantees are encouraged to review all previous Targeted Issue projects and, when possible, build upon prior grantees' work to increase the depth and breadth of pediatric emergency care.

  • ROI Investigator Resource Portal.Use this portal to find resources for R01s, the National Institutes of Health's standard independent research grant.

  • EMSC Targeted Issue Grants, 2013 Fact Sheet. The two-page fact sheet provides a brief description for each of the six new Targeted Issue grants awarded in 2013.