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.
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.
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 pm
Welcome and Introductions
Joan 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 pm
Overview of NewSTEPs and State Newborn Screening System Challenges
Jelili Ojodu, MPHDirector, Newborn Screening and GeneticsAssociation of Public Health Laboratories
2:10 pm- 2:15 pm
Overview of National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) and National Hearing Screening Challenges
Karl White, PhDDirector, National Center for Hearing Assessment and ManagementUtah State University
2:15 pm- 2:30 pm
Challenges to Dried Blood Spot (DBS) Newborn Screening during COVID-19
Michele 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 pm
Challenges to Hearing Screening during COVID-19
Marcia Fort, AuD, CCC-AUnit Manager, Genetics and Newborn ScreeningNorth Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
2:45 pm- 3:00 pm
Family Engagement during COVID-19 about Newborn Screening
Adrianna (Annie) EvansProgram Development SpecialistGenetic Alliance
3:00 pm- 3:15 pm
Family Engagement during COVID-19 about Hearing Screening
Janet DesGeorgesExecutive DirectorHands and Voices, Family, Language and Learning
3:15 pm- 3:30 pm
Open Discussion with Attendees
Open Discussion (facilitated by Jelili Ojodu and Karl White)
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. https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VUxzUj2xad5kc5
Have you registered for tomorrow’s webinar, “Practical Considerations in EHDI Program Delivery During COVID-19” presented by: Kim Cavitt, AuD? Don’t miss out on this opportunity for helpful and timely information.
From Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) at Gallaudet University. https://mailchi.mp/gallaudet/gabdxujn1k
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The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM and Hands & Voices/Family Leadership in Language and Learning (H&V/FL3) are collaborating to provide information about how EHDI programs across the United States are successfully providing essential services to young children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH) and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. This information will be released in a series of free webinars and online information in support of May 2020 Better Hearing and Speech Month. The webinars—all of which highlight creative and effective solutions to delivering successful services to young children who are D/HH and their families during COVID-19—will be presented during the month of May.
ASHA has revised its plans for BHSM to reflect the impact of the COVID-19 virus. All consumer/public resources will now be topical to the coronavirus and will feature guidance for preventing or managing communication disorders at this challenging time.