NBDPN/APHL Webinar: Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease - September 9 at 1 pm ET

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs) will host a joint webinar on Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Current Implementation Status and Future on Thursday September 9, 2021 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET


In 2011, Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening was added to the U.S. Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. Since then, all 50 states have passed laws or established newborn screening programs, making CCHD screening the standard of care in the U.S. This webinar provides an opportunity to review U.S. newborn screening program CCHD activities, the variation in implementation of newborn screening across the U.S. and discuss future needs as they relate to data infrastructure, linkages and collection, as well as educational opportunities for families and primary care physicians. 

Registration Link 


At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will be able to: 

  • Describe the implementation status of newborn screening for CCHD in the U.S.
  • Describe primary and secondary targets and implications for public health programs
  • Identify data infrastructure, linkages and collection, and educational opportunities with regard to CCHD newborn screening.


Careema Yusuf, MPH, Manager, NewSTEPs, APHL 
Lisa A. (Hom) Wandler, RN Esq. Collaborative Practice Facilitator, Children's National Hospital 
Amy GaviglioMS, CGC, Public Health Consultant 

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