Connecticut EHDI Program: Introduction
Review sample policies, procedures and competency guidelines that align with JCIH Guidelines.
Assure follow-up with a few key data-collection and communication tools.
See how the collaboratives used improvement tools to test steps of change within their organizations.
Closing the Follow-up Gap: Connecticut EHDI Program
Connecticut EHDI Program
Vision: The Connecticut Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program strives to assure all babies are screened at birth, and that those with a hearing loss are diagnosed early and have access to quality interventions to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to thrive.
Mission: The Connecticut EHDI Program will identify all babies with hearing loss by working as a team to increase the number of CT infants who are screened and receive timely, individualized follow-up care. The goal of universal newborn hearing screenings is to provide early hearing detection and intervention in an effort to prevent speech, language and other delays and support children in reaching their maximum potential. By advancing early hearing detection and quality interventions, we provide children the opportunity to develop communication skills, cognitive abilities and social-emotional well-being.
Hearing screening at birth, before discharge
Diagnostic follow-up testing within three months
Referral to early intervention by six months
CT EHDI Strategic Priorities