CEO Update
Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator 
(PECC) Learning Collaborative
This week, STEMS Program Coordinator Alicia Broadbent and I traveled to attend 
the NYS EMS State Council meetings in Troy, NY. These were informative,
productive gatherings which provided excel
lent learning and networking
opportunities.

 
We were given an opportunity at various committee meetings to present on the Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator (PECC) Learning Collaborative Demonstration Project. The New York State Bureau of EMS and Trauma Systems (BEMSTS) has asked us to partner with them on this statewide initiative. This great opportunity comes under the Emergency
Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State
Partnership Program
, which is a grant for states through the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). In the coming months, STHCS will be working with regional facilitators across New York State to increase the percentage of local EMS agencies or regions with a PECC. The project aims to better account for infants, children and adolescents in emergency protocols. This aligns with goals identified by our Child Health and Safety Team (CHST) to enhance the quality and efficiency of prehospital care for all children.
 
We are excited to be working with NYSDOH BEMSTS Director Ryan Greenberg and NYSDOH Health Program Administrator & EMSC Program Manager Martha Gohlke and thank them for giving us the opportunity to work with them toward
creating Pediatric Standards of Excellence.

Caregiver Navigator Project Update
We have begun to gather data for our Caregiver Navigation Project. The goal will be to help caregivers of older adults in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties take advantage of community resources to reduce their strain. With funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds administered through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, we will soon train a Caregiver Navigator to help caregivers find programs and other options such as respite care or adult daycare. Many in our region don’t have the time, money or knowledge to seek support,
leaving them feeling burned out, inadequate, depressed and worse. We’re excited to move forward with this project to educate and empower caregivers in our community.

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