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

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 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.

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Innovative and Promising Practice

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program is proud to announce The Center for Family Involvement as an Innovative and Promising Practice, focused on systems of care for children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH). This Virginia-based family advocacy organization uses a “localization” process to disseminate information about the state EHDI program to parents/caregivers from LatinX heritages. Through this process, LatinX families identified preferences regarding how information was communicated and delivered. This is the first 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.

September is Deaf Awareness Month

Did you know that September is Deaf Awareness Month, an initiative of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD)? This corresponds with International Week of the Deaf People 2021 (Sept 20-26) and International Day of Sign Languages 2021.

Resources are available at the link below and many other places. What can you do to bring awareness – specifically to pediatric deafness – where you are?

Instructional Session Proposals Due Tomorrow for EHDI 2022

The 2022 EHDI Annual Conference Planning Committee is still accepting proposals for Instructional Sessions but only until tomorrow, Friday, September 10, 2021.

Instructional Sessions are included in the EHDI Annual Conference for sessions/topics that do not fit into the standard breakout session format. Does your proposal meet the following criteria?

· To be effective/useful, the session topic requires more than the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.

· The session requires a more interactive or hands-on experience than can be adequately achieved in the standard 25 or 55 minutes offered for EHDI Conference breakout sessions.

· The session format requires a different room set-up or technology than typically possible in a standard breakout session room; for example, it requires a more interactive, special technology or equipment that would not be feasible during a standard breakout session.

We want to learn from you so please submit your proposal! A limited number of Instructional Sessions will be offered on Sunday, March 13, 2022 (prior to the Annual Conference) or on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (following the Annual Conference).

Please submit your Instructional Session proposals online at

CMV and Newborn Hearing Screening

Did you know that NCHAM and the National CMV Foundation have partnered on developing a CMV and Newborn Hearing Screening educational brochure for widespread dissemination?

To request copies of these brochures, please complete the Survey Monkey survey at to provide your contact information.