The Emergency Medical Services for Children of Minnesota (EMS for Children) Program was established in 1996 to help improve the pediatric
emergency care infrastructure throughout Minnesota.

EMS for Children is federally funded statewide collaborative program between Children’s Minnesota and the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.

We are dedicated to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live or travel in our state, receive the best appropriate care in a health emergency.This is accomplished by promoting optimal care for pediatric acute illness and injury through prevention, advocacy, resources and education along with facilitating collaboration among families, EMS, hospitals, leadership and community organizations.

The Federal EMS for Children Program

The Federal EMS for Children Program 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 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 Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC).

Heartland EMS for Children Virtual Pediatric Symposium

Caring for children with special health care needs. See the flier for details and registration for events on 12/10/2020 and 12/11/2020.

  • Day 1: (12/10/2020) Straight talk from the experts with Dr. Paula Kocken and Melissa Winger. Idendify the types of atypical development and effective ways to connect with each. Startegies to find the “real” problem and learning from personal stories.
    Registation for day 1
  • Day 2: (12/11/2020) How are we doing? Paul Sodders, a childhood-cancer survivor, parent and champion of special health care needs, shows where we’ve been, where we’re going and simple things we can do right now to provide the best care for kids in our own communities.
    Registation for day 2

National Injury Prevention Day

Injuries are the leading cause of death and disability to U.S. children from 1 to 18 years old. Every day, 20 children die from preventable injuries, resulting in more deaths than all other diseases combined.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020, EMSC is joining the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, doctors, nurses and community outreach personnel at over 40 Level I Trauma Centers around the country to launch the inaugural “National Injury Prevention Day.” Our efforts are to raise awareness about the significance of injury and advocate for prevention. You can show your support by wearing green on Nov. 18th and checking out the Lowry Bridge and Nicollet Mall that will be shining green.

We so greatly appreciate all that you do to save the lives of children.