NCHAM Hosted Webinar on 10/13

Did you miss the great session on “Equality Through Direct Referrals to Parent-to-Parent Support” given during the recent Hands & Voices Leadership Conference? You are in luck! NCHAM is hosting a webinar on the topic on 10/13. Learn more and register at

Webinar Description:

Increasing our parent-to-parent support intakes by 228%, creating two new program roles and achieving jaw dropping data towards equitable family support across Illinois are what can arise from a parent to parent support program uniting with a state EHDI program through a formal business agreement. HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) recommends parent to parent support no later than 6 months of age. How do you achieve this important benchmark when the support program is not built into the state EHDI program? We will discuss the diversity transition a parent-to-parent support program experienced after shifting from an opt-in to opt-out program due to the business agreement with the state EHDI program. Join us as we share our rollout timeline, implementation recommendations, FEHDI data collection elements, changes and shifts that the parent-to-parent program experienced and our findings from the first year.

Presenters: Carrie Balian, Ginger Mullin, Gabrielle Bires and Kate Jordan

Deadline to Submit Abstract for the EHDI Conference is Monday, 10/3

Abstract submission for the 2023 National EHDI Conference closes at midnight on Monday, October 3, 2022. Submit abstracts for presentations or posters on topics related to improving EHDI!

The conference will be held in Cincinnati, OH March 5-7, 2023. Notification of acceptance will be made on or around November 18, 2022. For more information or to submit an abstract, visit