Mark your calendars now for the 2015 EHDI Annual Meeting! Abstract submission opens on July 25th.
Every year roughly 100,000 hearing-impaired babies are born in India, yet the country lacks a universal screening programs to identify hearing loss. India isn’t alone in facing this problem, the majority of those with hearing loss live in low- or middle-income countries.
The latest newsletter from Boys Town National Research Hospital is now available, including information on an upcoming Pediatric Audiology Conference scheduled for 8/1.
“Moving the Needle” means continuing to improve systems in order to ensure improved outcomes for ALL children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. NCHAM strives to work diligently with partners at all federal, state—and even international—levels to make improvements for all children who are D/HH a reality. See some of the ways NCHAM is showing it’s commitment
This newly released American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement outlines essential partnerships critical to a framework of integrated care for children and youth across multiple systems. This statement provides practical application of care coordination integration in practices and communities. An accompanying article in AAP News highlights the importance of this policy in practice.
Read about Text4Baby’s latest research demonstrating its effectiveness – STUDY: EFFECTIVENESS OF TEXT4BABY: A recently-released study demonstrates the effectiveness of the Text4baby program. Initial Outcomes From a 4-Week Follow-Up Study of the Text4baby Program in the Military Women’s Population: Randomized Controlled Trial found that targeted beliefs, including those about the importance of prenatal health care, the risk of alcohol use during pregnancy and the importance of prenatal vitamins were more likely to improve given exposure to Text4baby. The study was led by the Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) at George Washington University and the Madigan Army Medical Center and was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study authors concluded that Text4baby reduces health risk beliefs targeted by the text messages. Click here to learn more or to review the study
4 ways the Catalyst Center State-at-a-glance Chartbook can help
Come join us to learn more about rooming-in newborn hearing screening outcomes and parent satisfaction.
According to the National Institute of Health, two to three of every 1,000 children in the United States are born deaf or hard-of-hearing. In my own family’s case, all three of my children were born with normal hearing. When my oldest child David was almost three, I suspected a decline in his hearing.