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EHDI National Goals

National Goals, Program Objectives, and Performance Measures for the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Tracking and Surveillance System

Goal 5. All infants with hearing loss will have a medical home as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Program ObjectivesPerformance Indicators
5. 1 Medical Home. Each infant with a confirmed hearing loss will have an identified primary care provider before 3 months of age.

a. Number and percent of infant records that include name of the infant's primary care provider.

b. Documentation that the results of the infant's audiologic evaluation were sent to their primary care provider.

5.2 Collaboration with early intervention. Each medical home will collaborate with the early intervention system and the family to develop a plan to connect families to advocacy groups, parent support networks, and parent-to-parent support. .

a. Documentation in each family plan or IFSP of collaboration between the early intervention systems and the medical home.

5.3 Unbiased information. Each state will develop resources that can be shared with the medical homes and families to provide unbiased information.

a. Documentation that the Resource Guide describing unbiased information regarding early intervention strategies is provided to physicians and other primary care providers.

5.4 Education. In partnership with parents of children with hearing loss, states will develop a plan to provide education about the state EHDI program to medical homes.

a. Documentation of plan to provide information on the EHDI program to the Medical Home of each infant and child.

b. Number and percent of each type of medical home (physician, midwife, etc.) that receives written information or attends a session about the EHDI Program, or both.

5.5 Parental input. Each state will have a mechanism for obtaining parent feedback and including parents in the process of development and evaluation processes for the medical home.

a. Number of parents participating in the development and evaluation of the medical home.

b. Results of survey or other mechanism to obtain parent feedback

5.6 Continuous care. Each state will have a mechanism for identifying and tracking the infant's primary care provider at key intervals, regardless of insurance status.a. Number and percent of infant records with update documentation of who the primary care provider is at birth, initial diagnosis, enrollment in early intervention and at each IFSP contact.

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