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
Assess and monitor State's Part C program in current service delivery and effectiveness related to children who are deaf or hard of hearing
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
Minnesota Department of Health - EHDI program is a stakeholder in the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, Deafblind & Hard of Hearing Collaborative Plan. The Collaborative Plan is a network of agencies, schools, and organizations that work together to create positive, systemic changes to achieve better education and career outcomes for students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. This video is one of five Impact Stories featured by the Collaborative Plan partnership.
Access the Collaborative Plan for Minnesota's System Serving Children who are Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing: 2019-2024 (PDF). Find the Plan on pages 29-33.
Create and maintain a care map outlining expected care through the first year of life.
Timely referrals to appropriate providers are critical for reducing loss to follow-up.