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Improvement Strategies

NCIH

Legislate mandated hearing screening and follow-up

Educate providers about latest clinical recommendations

Identify criteria for personnel who can conduct hearing screenings

Establish State protocols on babies who do not pass UNHS

Develop and maintain a list of providers with knowledge and expertise on EHDI

Improve access to hearing aids, cochlear implants, and FM systems (WISHES)

Assess and monitor State's Part C program in current service delivery and effectiveness related to children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Encourage Parent to Parent Support

Provide formal feedback to birthing facilities regarding EHDI statistics

Create a formal annual needs assessment for families

Collect and disseminate data gathered by the EHDI Program

 

 

Resources: Best Practices

Policies and Procedures

Joint Committee on Infant Hearing-2007 Position Statement

Legislation

Newborn Hearing Screening Mandate

Amplification Legislation

Program Evaluation Tools

Spreading Changes that Work (multimedia)

 National EHDI Quality Improvement

Improving Systems: Changing Futures - Engaging Title V, Families and Clinical Partners in Improving the System of Care for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs

Enhancing Communication - Improving Care for Infants with Hearing Loss

 

"The current learning collaborative has proved to be such a positive and rewarding experience for me personally & professionally. It is great to make connections with others and communication is much improved! Hats off to WSB/Elizabeth for recognizing the need, securing the initial learning collaborative grant, and coordinating this effort! The requirement to define PDSA's and complete QI measures, in spite of the work involved, has also been positive and significantly changed my view of process improvement.

Through the collaborative, the newborn hearing screening program has become my passion here at work...and I am glad our work is going to continue and expand through this new grant
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Audiologist, Marshfield Clinic