Improved Follow Up to Newborn Hearing Screening by Working Through the Medical Home

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to improve long-term outcomes for children with hearing loss by strengthening several components of follow-up to newborn hearing screenings, including definitive diagnosis, entry into appropriate care and services, and connection to a medical home.

WHO: The project engaged eight state teams in Arizona, California, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

WHEN: The project took place from 2006 to 2010.

FUNDER: The project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services Administration.

OUR ROLE: Facilitated a Breakthrough Series learning collaborative to apply quality improvement methodology to improve the systems of care for children with hearing loss.

Project Publication

Shirley A. Russ, Doris Hanna, Janet DesGeorges and Irene Forsman Improving Follow-up to Newborn Hearing Screening: A Learning-Collaborative Experience. Pediatrics. 2010;126;S59. Source