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EHDI Data

It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that since EHDI data tracking began in 2005, that over 50,000 babies have been identified as deaf or hard of hearing? Now that is a public health win! Check out the CDC’s EHDI data tracking at https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/ehdi-data.html

National Public Health Week

It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that the Health Services and Resources Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide grant funding for newborn hearing screening? These grants include state-based programs [http://www.infanthearing.org/states/index.html] as well as a technical resource center [http://www.infanthearing.org/index.html], a family support center [https://handsandvoices.org/fl3/index.html], a medical home initiative [https://www.aap.org/…/Early-Hearing-Detection-and-Intervent…], and training to pediatric audiologists [https://www.aucd.org/template/page.cfm?id=754].

Together, all these organizations comprise our nation’s EHDI System.

New Issue of JEHDI Available

Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Volume 6 Issue 1 is now available! You can see the current issue of JEHDI, as well as past issues, at the link below.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/jehdi/

EHDI and Public Health Week

It’s National Public Health Week! Did you know that EHDI is a relatively new public health program? In 2002, congress passed legislation that provided funding to 2 national organizations to oversee EHDI—these organizations are the Health Services and Resources Administration (https://mchb.hrsa.gov/maternal-child-health-initiatives/early-hearing-detection-and-intervention.html) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hearingloss/index.html).

National Public Health Week

April 5-11 is National Public Health Week (NPHW)! Did you know that EHDI is a public health program? The theme for NPHW is “Building Bridges to Better Health.” Building on this theme, we will be posting the public health history of EHDI and EHDI’s impact on public health. See more about NPHW at http://www.nphw.org.

CMV Clinical Trial Opportunity

Are you interested in a study to test an investigational vaccine that may protect women from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection?
Learn more at https://connect.trialscope.com/studies/2182a225-a4cb-4b23-b397-2e9759ecb61b.

Missed the EHDI Conference but still want to enjoy all the recorded content?

Today is your last chance to sign up.


The 2021 Virtual EHDI Conference on March 2-5, 2021 was a tremendous success. Over 1,650 people registered for the conference which included almost 200 presentations, posters, and instructional sessions about how to improve EHDI Programs. But what if you missed the conference?
No problem. All of the conference presentations, posters, and instructional sessions were recorded and are available for on-demand viewing (with captioning and ASL interpreting). If you didn’t register for the conference and still want to enjoy all of this great content, or if you previously registered for the conference and want to add one or more instructional sessions, you can register until March 29th at https://ehdimeeting.org/Reg.cfm. Registration fees remain the same!

All registrants (those who registered for the live version or are registering now for on-demand) can view the recorded conference content until May 5, 2021.


New registrants will receive an activation email by April 2, 2021 from 2021 EHDI Conference/Alliant Events to log-in to the system for viewing recorded sessions.


Continuing education credit is also available for new registrants. You will find instructions and applicable forms you need to complete at https://ehdiconference.org.

Let’s Break Silos and Build a System Together

Join Baby’s First Test, a program of Expecting Health, and experts in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) and newborn screening for Breaking Silos, Building Systems, an online Engagement and Education Session, focused on diving into current strategies and future considerations for collaboration between newborn screening programs and cCMV early detection initiatives. 

On Wednesday, March 24th from 2:00-3:00pm ET, learn from a panel of experts in cCMV and newborn screening as they share their experiences with cCMV education, early detection, and collaboration with newborn screening programs and processes. https://mailchi.mp/eff2ea8d8280/breaking-silos-building-systems-congenital-cytomegalovirus-and-newborn-screening?e=fbc05f6f89

Missed the EHDI Conference but still want to enjoy all the recorded content?

The 2021 Virtual EHDI Conference on March 2-5, 2021 was a tremendous success. Over 1,650 people registered for the conference which included almost 200 presentations, posters, and instructional sessions about how to improve EHDI Programs. But what if you missed the conference?

Fortunately, there is an easy solution. All of the conference presentations, posters, and instructional sessions were recorded and are available for online viewing (with captioning and ASL interpreting). If you didn’t register for the conference and still want to enjoy all of this great content, or if you previously registered for the conference and want to add one or more instructional sessions, you can register until March 29th at https://ehdimeeting.org/Reg.cfm. Registration fees remain the same!

All registrants (those who registered for the live version or on-demand only) will be able to view the recorded conference content until May 5, 2021.

New registrants will receive an activation email by April 1, 2021 from 2021 EHDI Conference/Alliant Events to log-in to the system for viewing recorded sessions. All registrants (those who registered for the live version and new on-demand registrants) will be able to view the recorded conference sessions until May 5, 2021.

Continuing education credit is also available for new registrants. You will find instructions and applicable forms you need to complete at https://ehdiconference.org.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to participate in the 2021 EHDI Virtual Conference!