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Strengthen the Evidence for Maternal and Child Health Programs

Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.


Displaying records 1 through 5 (5 total).

Better Hearing Institute (BHI)

Annotation: The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) is a nonprofit educational organization that implements national public information programs on hearing loss and available medical, surgical, hearing aid, and rehabilitation assistance for millions with uncorrected hearing problems. Its award winning series of television, radio, and print media public service messages include many celebrities who overcame hearing loss. BHI maintains a toll-free "Hearing HelpLine" service that provides information on hearing loss and hearing help to callers in the U.S. and Canada. Publications include a catalog and a newsletter. Some materials are available in Spanish.

Keywords: Hearing disorders, Screening

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)

Annotation: The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) is charged with primary responsibility for promoting and improving the health of our Nation's mothers and children. As part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, MCHB administers Title V of the Social Security Act. MCHB's mission is to provide national leadership and to work in partnership with States, communities, public-private partners, and families to strengthen the maternal and child infrastructure, assure the availability and use of medical homes, and build knowledge and human resources in order to assure continued improvement in the health, safety, and well-being of the maternal and child health population. MCHB administers major programs including the Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant, the Healthy Start Initiative, the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program. Services to consumers include referrals, publications, and reference information. MCHB also provides a national hotline for prenatal care information.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Block grants, Brain injuries, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Emergency medical services for children, Federal agencies, Healthy Start, Hearing screening, Hotlines, Infant health, MCH programs, MCH services, Maternal health, Perinatal health, Title V programs

National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)

Annotation: The goal of the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) is to promote the earliest possible detection of hearing loss and the best possible techniques for assisting people with hearing loss. The center aims to establish universal newborn hearing screening as an accepted, national standard of care, in order to dramatically lower the age at which children with congenital hearing loss are identified and served. The center conducts research, develops training materials and publishes a newsletter, provides training and technical assistance, and disseminates information about early identification and management of hearing loss. The center was established in 1995 and is supported by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau to serve as a resource center to support screening programs nationwide through a comprehensive National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Technical Assistance System.

Keywords: Infants, Hearing screening, National MCH resource center, Neonatal screening, Resource centers

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program (EHDI)

Annotation: The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program at the National Center on Birth Defects and Hearlng Disorders collaborates with federal, national, and state agencies and organizations in assisting states and territories to develop and implement EHDI programs and assists states in building EHDI data and surveillance systems to improve their capacity to ensure that all infants are screened for hearing loss and receive appropriate follow-up services. It supports research efforts to identify causes of hearing loss, determines developmental outcomes and family issues, collectsInformation on referral rates from EHDI programs, assesses the effectiveness and cost of EHDI programs, uses information gained through the EHDI surveillance systems to find new and preventable causes of hearing loss, and maintains an information clearinghouse on issues related to EHDI that will be available through the EHDI web site and bi-monthly teleconferences.

Keywords: Hearing screening, Hearing tests, Neonatal screening, Newborn infants

National Resource Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (NRC EHDI)

Annotation: The National Resource Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (NRC EHDI) assists state agencies and other federal and non-federal partners in the development and operation of sustainable statewide EHDI systems. It provides technical assistance activities, including resource development, education and training, policy initiatives, and evidence-based data collection. The Web site lists technical assistance contacts by federal region, collaborating agencies, and information and resources for components of EHDI, such as newborn hearing screening, diagnostic audiology, early intervention, legislation, program evaluation, and financing. Educational and training videos and information about state programs are also available.

Keywords: Infants, Hearing screening, National MCH resource center, Neonatal screening, Resource centers

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.