Volume 5: Issue 1 of the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) now available for free downloads

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of the Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) is now available for free downloads. The aim of JEHDI is to promote access to evidence-based practice, standards of care, and research focused on all aspects of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Taking a broad systems perspective, JEHDI focuses on newborn and early childhood hearing screening, diagnosis, family support, early intervention, the medical home, information management, financing, quality improvement and other key factors critical for an effective EHDI system.

You can find the articles included in Volume 5: Issue 1 at https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jehdi/ to view or download at no cost any of these and all past articles. During just the last year, there have been almost 25,000 downloads of JEHDI! We hope you will enjoy reading the excellent articles in this issue and that you will continue to look to JEHDI for learning about recent advances in research and practice and as an outlet for your future research publications.

BHSM Coffee Break Webinar

Join us today, Wednesday, May 20th at 1:00 PM EDT, for our next coffee break webinar. Today’s topic, Partnering with Primary Care Providers and Midwives to Provide Newborn Hearing Screening and Re-screening During COVID-19, will be presented by Linda Hazard and Stacy Jordan from the Vermont EHDI program.

Register to attend at https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VUxzUj2xad5kc5.

WEBINAR SAVE THE DATE: Newborn Screening: Challenges and Responses to COVID-19

Dear Newborn Screening Community,

We are pleased to announce a national webinar on Newborn Screening: COVID-19 Challenges and Response will take place on Thursday, May 21 from 2:00 pm- 3:30 pm ET. The federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau has asked the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) to co-host this webinar in collaboration with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL)

This national webinar will be set-up as a listening session with a panel of newborn screening experts discussing challenges, barriers and solutions to dried blood spot and newborn hearing screening as well as the family engagement perspective during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States. 

  • Confirm your availability to participate by registering for this free webinar here: aphl.zoom.us/meeting/register/…
  • Share any questions that you may have for the panelists via email with Sikha Singh at Sikha.Singh@aphl.org. These questions will be posed to the panelists during the webinar and may include, but are not limited to, discussion around solutions to newborn screening follow-up, telehealth, education, laboratory practice, system backlogs and more in dried blood spot and point of care newborn screening.

The agenda for the meeting is shown below


2:00 pm- 2:05 pmWelcome and IntroductionsJoan Scott, MS, CGCDirector, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration
2:05 pm- 2:10 pmOverview of NewSTEPs and State Newborn Screening System ChallengesJelili Ojodu, MPHDirector, Newborn Screening and GeneticsAssociation of Public Health Laboratories
2:10 pm- 2:15 pmOverview of National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and National Hearing Screening ChallengesKarl White, PhDDirector, National Center for Hearing Assessment and ManagementUtah State University
2:15 pm- 2:30 pmChallenges to Dried Blood Spot (DBS) Newborn Screening during COVID-19Michele Caggana, ScD, FACMGDeputy Director of the Division of Genetics and Director of the Newborn Screening ProgramNew York State Department of Health 
2:30 pm- 2:45 pmChallenges to Hearing Screening during COVID-19Marcia Fort, AuD, CCC-AUnit Manager, Genetics and Newborn ScreeningNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
2:45 pm- 3:00 pmFamily Engagement during COVID-19 about Newborn Screening Adrianna (Annie) EvansProgram Development SpecialistGenetic Alliance
3:00 pm- 3:15 pmFamily Engagement during COVID-19 about Hearing Screening Janet DesGeorgesExecutive DirectorHands and Voices, Family, Language and Learning
3:15 pm- 3:30 pmOpen Discussion with AttendeesOpen Discussion (facilitated by Jelili Ojodu and Karl White)
3:30 pm  Adjourn

Coffee Break Webinar Today

Are you attending today’s coffee break webinar at 1 pm EDT? Register now to attend “Supporting Emotional Health and Resilience During COVID-19” presented by Elizabeth Seeliger (Global Impact Audiology) | Tuesday, May 19th at 1:00 PM EDT.