Call for Innovative and Promising Practices for AAP EHDI Program

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is now accepting applications for Innovative and Promising Practices featuring practical and innovative implementation strategies that contribute to the care of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and their families. Selected practices will be featured on the AAP EHDI web page and disseminated broadly to EHDI stakeholders,EHDI Chapter Champions and the AAP community. Complete this application for an opportunity to share strategies from your program or practice, along with challenges and lessons learned. Contact the AAP EHDI program aapehdi@aap.org with any questions.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_15qaE-rrUuPOiKiYyRFucaShTHv0y9KrVtwQlWWfzZUQ0lHR0s0NFNKRkJTMUE0OE5RQVg3SEFOTS4u

Live Q&A Session on CMV

It isn’t too late to register to attend the CMV live meeting “What you need to know before starting a Universal CMV screening program: Top 5 Considerations.” The live Q&A is scheduled for tomorrow, 11/9. Don’t forget to watch the pre-recorded sessions from Dr. Jessica Dunn and Dr. Mark Schleiss prior to the live Q&A.
http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/what-you-need-to-know-before-starting-a-universal-CMV-screening-program.html

JEDHI Volume 6, Issue 2 Available

We are pleased to announce that Volume 6, Issue 2 of the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) has been released. Articles published in JEHDI can be downloaded for free at www.jehdi.usu.edu. The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention is a semi-annual scholarly peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to advancing Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) by publishing articles that describe current research, evidence – based practice, and standards of care.

Call for Innovative and Promising Practices for AAP EHDI

Call for Innovative and Promising Practices for AAP EHDI Program

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is now accepting applications for Innovative and Promising Practices featuring practical and innovative implementation strategies that contribute to the care of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and their families. Selected practices will be featured on the AAP EHDI web page and disseminated broadly to EHDI stakeholders, EHDI Chapter Champions and the AAP community. Complete this application for an opportunity to share strategies from your program or practice, along with challenges and lessons learned. Contact the AAP EHDI program aapehdi@aap.org with any questions.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=_15qaE-rrUuPOiKiYyRFucaShTHv0y9KrVtwQlWWfzZUQ0lHR0s0NFNKRkJTMUE0OE5RQVg3SEFOTS4u

EHDI Innovative and Promising Practice

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is proud to announce Nationwide Children’s Hospital as an Innovative and Promising Practice, focused on systems of care for children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). The Ohio Department of Health formed an audiology work group to develop guidelines for diagnostic centers who provide infant audiologic assessment recognizing the growing issue of reduced follow-up after referral on the newborn hearing screening due to severe restriction of outpatient services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second in a series of practices sharing innovative tools and strategies to support families of children who are D/HH. Strategies for how pediatricians can support this work are highlighted. For more information on the AAP EHDI program, visit aap.org/ehdi.

Interested in replicating this Innovative and Promising Practice in your practice? Contact aapehdi@aap.org to learn more about next steps

Webinar invitation – Hearing Screening in newborns and infants

WHO kindly invites you to join the webinar on “Newborn hearing screening: considerations for implementation “. During this webinar, experts will review the recommendations made by WHO and share experiences and challenges from the field.
Agenda

*The status of newborn hearing screening in the world: Dr Katrin Neumann, Germany

*Newborn hearing screening: addressing the policy gap: (TBC)

*Newborn hearing screening and intervention: addressing the service gap: Dr Mohan Kameswaran, India

*Reducing the lost-to-follow-up: addressing the challenges of tracking: (TBC)

*Discussion

Date and time : 6 October 2021, 0800 to 0930  CEST  and 1700 to 1830 CEST  (same session will be held twice to facilitate participation across all time zones).


https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/09/15/default-calendar/launch-of-hearing-screening-considerations-for-recommendations

EHDI 2022 Abstract Submission EXTENDED to 10/4


Because we know everyone is doing the best that they can and sometimes time is still running out before everything is done that needs to be done, we are extending the abstract submission process until Monday, October 4th. We don’t want anyone to miss out on learning from your knowledge and experiences so hopefully giving you one more week will give you more time to submit an abstract for EHDI 2022!


Learn more about the submission process and submit an abstract by visiting https://ehdimeeting.org/PresenterInfo.cfm


The 2022 National EHDI Meeting will be held in Cincinnati, OH March 13-15, 2022.


If you have any questions, please contact Mandy Jay at mandy.jay@usu.edu or 501.626.4640.

The Expanded Child Tax Credit: Implications for Families Raising Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)


The recent temporary Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion is expected to improve the economic security of millions of families in the U.S., including families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). While many families will receive the expanded tax credit automatically, some of the most vulnerable families will need to take action to access the financial support provided by the expanded CTC.


On August 24, the Catalyst Center hosted a webinar explaining the expanded CTC and the role that Title V and Family Leader organizations might play in assisting families in accessing this support. The webinar program featured presentations by Elaine Maag, Principal Research Associate, Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute and Brookings Institution; Stacy Collins, Associate Director, Health Systems Transformation at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP); and Isabel Dickson, Economic Mobility Specialist of the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.


Click below to access the webinar recording, slides from the presentation, and a list of resources related to the expanded CTC.

Webinar: The Expanded Child Tax Credit: Implications for Families Raising Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

NCHAM Webinar

It isn’t too late to register for NCHAM’s Upcoming Webinar – TOMORROW – Plugged in: Continuity of Services
September 21, 2021

Webinar start times (by time zone)

• 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT

• 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MT

• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CT

• 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
To Register, click the link below.
http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/plugged-in-continuity-of-services.html