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The program will assist the National Syndromic Surveillance Program in improving its gathering of national self-inflicted injury data from the nation’s emergency departments. Currently, the system captures data from about 65% of all emergency department visits. The purpose is to support: (1) NSSP in building its infrastructure to improve data gathering; and (2) quarterly queries designed to identify self-harm cases at emergency departments.
This program awards grants to state educational agencies on a competitive basis enabling them to conduct charter school programs in their states. SEAs use CSP funds to award subgrants to non-SEA eligible applicants in their state. This year’s competition has six competitive preference priorities.
The program supports committees to characterize maternal deaths and identify prevention opportunities. Awardees will: identify pregnancy-associated deaths within one year of death; enter clinical and non-clinical data into a standard data system; conduct multidisciplinary reviews; and provide committee decisions within 2 years of a death. Quality assurance processes, in partnership with CDC, will be used for improving data quality, completeness and timeliness. Awardees will analyze data and share findings with stakeholders to inform policy and prevention strategies to reduce maternal deaths.
State governments will use the $15 million in funding to improve current automated information systems used to operate and manage their Child Nutrition Programs. These programs include the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Food and Summer Food Service programs.
States use these grants to help school districts with a history of administrative error with school lunch funding. The funds will help school district staff in rectifying the situation.
Under this program, states will work with health providers and other partners to improve access to needed health care services for veterans living in rural areas. Award recipients can implement a variety of strategies to improve the capacity of critical access hospitals and other rural health care organizations to provide services.
The program supports the development and refinement of an electronic case-processing system to expedite interstate placements of children in foster, guardianship or adoptive homes in conjunction with the National Electronic Interstate Compact Enterprise project. The NEICE project allows state-to-state transfer of data on children who need placements across state lines as part of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.
The program supports the implementation of comprehensives plans by states to decrease youth violence and improve healthy development of school-aged youth. The goal are to: (1) increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; (2) provide training for school personnel and other adults who interact with school-aged youth to detect and respond to mental health issues; and (3) connect school-aged youth, who may have behavioral health issues and their families to needed services.
The program supports improved access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness. The goal is to improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives.
The program encourages states with federally-approved coastal management programs to continually improve them. Those focusing improvements on areas of national interest are encouraged. These priority areas are: wetlands; hazards; cumulative and secondary impacts; and ocean and Great Lakes resources.