The Minnesota EMSC Program
The Emergency Medical Services for Children Resource Center of Minnesota (EMSCRC) was established in 1996 to help improve the pediatric emergency care infrastructure throughout Minnesota.
The EMSCRC is housed within Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and is a collaborative program of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.
The EMSCRC is dedicated to improving emergency care for our children through education, system development and research. This is accomplished by collaborating with families, pediatric, EMS and community organizations throughout Minnesota.
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 establishes, what it has accomplished, and what it hopes to achieve in the future – consult the EMSC National Resource Center.