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Indiana Trauma System Development Grants

Indiana Department of Health, Indiana Rural Health Association
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

The Indiana Department of Health and partners will provide funding to implement trauma system projects in the state of Indiana.

Applicants must implement projects that target at least one strategy:

  1. Trauma system development
    • Identify gaps in statewide trauma center coverage and access with particular focus in geographically remote areas
    • Engage hospitals in areas without a 45-minute accessible trauma-center
    • Assist trauma centers to enhance their level of verification or maintain existing level of verification
  2. Quality improvement
    • Increase utilization of trauma and EMS registry
    • Support regional quality improvement efforts focused on coordination of care
    • Develop clear and transparent triage and transport agreements
  3. Trauma and non-trauma center engagement
    • Increase statewide data submission to 100% and ensure data quality
    • Establish regular trauma education and registry courses for providers at non-trauma hospitals
    • Assist with the development of regional trauma plans, including focus on patient safety, care, and coordination
  4. Injury prevention programming
    • Increase knowledge and awareness of trauma and injury to change behavior
    • Implement community-level and/or regional programming to improve trauma and injury outcomes
    • Promote the training of trauma personnel and programs for the education of the general public in injury prevention and trauma care

Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, hospitals, hospital networks, first responder agencies, statewide organizations, and entities with previous experience leading quality improvement activities.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts are not stated. Awardees will be allocated a set dollar amount based on the project scope and potential impact to address selected strategies.

$2.5 million is available for fiscal year 2024, and $5 million is available for fiscal year 2025. Funds must be encumbered by June 30, 2025 and spent within 4 years of contract execution.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application are available on the program website.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 11, 2024.

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