The Minnesota EMSC Program
The Emergency Medical Services for Children of Minnesota (EMS for Children or EMSC) Program was established in 1996 to help improve the pediatric emergency care infrastructure throughout Minnesota.
EMS for Children is housed within Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota and is a collaborative program of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board, and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
We are dedicated to ensuring all children and adolescents receive the best appropriate care in an emergency. This is accomplished by promoting optimal care for pediatric acute illness and injury through prevention, advocacy, resources and eudcation along with facilitating collaboration among families, EMS, hospitals, leadership and community organizations.
The Federal EMSC Program
The Federal EMSC Program is designed to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency. It is administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Since its establishment, the EMSC Program has provided grant funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. For more information about the EMSC Program – when it was created, why it was established, what it has accomplished, and what it hopes to achieve in the future – consult the EMSC National Resource Center.
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