The mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity sustained due to severe illness or trauma. It aims to ensure state of the art emergency medical care for the ill and injured child or adolescent; to ensure that pediatric service is well integrated into an emergency medical service system backed by optimal resources; and to ensure that entire spectrum of emergency services, including primary prevention of illness and injury, acute care, and rehabilitation, is provided to children and adolescents as well as adults.
Georgia's EMSC program is supported by the federal EMSC program and works in collaboration with the Office of EMS/Trauma, Bioterrorism, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other state and federal programs to increase the resources available.
EMSC has been federally funded in Georgia since 1994 and has developed many programs, distributed equipment and disseminated pediatric education in the state quite successfully. Kelly Buddenhagen is the Project Coordinator for the program. She can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org