Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking, Surveillance and Integration Grant

Submission Date: April 28, 2008

Expected Number of Awards: 45
Estimated Total Program Funding: $150,000

The purpose of the program is to (1) Enhance the tracking and surveillance systems for the EHDI program to accurately identify, match, and collect unduplicated individual identifiable data (not estimated or aggregated) at the State/Territorial EHDI program level, (2) Enhance the capacity of EHDI state and territorial programs to accurately report the status of every occurrent birth throughout the EHDI process for the purpose of evaluating the progress of the National EHDI goals, and (3) Develop and Enhance the capacity of EHDI programs to integrate the EHDI system with other State/territorial screening, tracking and surveillance programs that identify children with special health needs. This program addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus area(s) of "Vision and Hearing".

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