Connecticut Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) aims to ensure that every ill and injured child, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate emergency medical care. A federal grant program supports state and local action.
The United States Department of Health established EMSC in 1984 to reduce death and disability in children ages 0-18, due to severe illness or injury. Every U.S. state/territory has a partnership grant that funds the local program. Connecticut’s program started in 1984 and has accomplished great work up to date. In January of 2016, CT EMSC transitioned from the Department of Public Health to Yale New Haven Hospital. In July of 2016, the National EMSC moved to Houston from DC.
Who is EMSC?
EMSC is comprised of medical personnel, parents, volunteers, community groups, and national organizations. To get involved, please share your resources, ideas and educational opportunities, or join the Advisory Committee. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information on the program.
Connecticut EMSC Co-Principle Investigators are:
- Jason Malia, MHA, BSN, RN, Clinical Program Director, Emergency, Transport & Perioperative Services, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
- Mark X. Cicero MD, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine and Director of Pediatric Disaster Preparedness, Yale University School of Medicine
- Michael Goldman, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine