Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)


EMSC is funded in part by a federal grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Grant HRSA H33MC06686). EMSC utilizes an Advisory Committee to advise program activity and achievement of federal Performance Measures in Minnesota.

Check out the history of EMSC for more details.

Across the nation the EMS for Children initiative is designed to strengthen the EMS systems through education, training and equipment, in an effort to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma.

Goals include ensuring that:

  • Excellent emergency medical care is available for all ill or injured children and adolescents
  • Pediatric services are well integrated into an emergency medical services system
  • The entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, are provided to children and adolescents