About Our Emergency Care Initiative
Children are anatomically and physiologically different from adults, and they require specialized equipment and training for their emergency care.
The National Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program is the only federal program focused on improving the quality of emergency care for children. It focuses on reducing child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma. In 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services called upon Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin to lead the EMSC state partnership program in Wisconsin. We work to meet the national EMSC performance measures related to improving prehospital and emergency care for kids.
We provide training, resources and support to each of Wisconsin’s 134 emergency departments and more than 725 emergency medical service agencies.
Emergency Medical Services for Children is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, through the National Emergency Medical Services for Children program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.