Information About Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) State Programs
This page has information for EHDI programs.
Getting the Most from Working with CDC’s EHDI
This is an orientation for new Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Project Directors, or a refresher for veteran managers, wanting to better understand their role as partners with CDC’s EHDI, as well as learn about available resources.
Funded NCBDDD’s Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center for EHDI
In 2020 CDC awarded funding to The Regents of the University of Colorado to serve as the first of its kind NCBDDD’s Outcomes and Developmental Data Assistance Center for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (ODDACE). This new Center will expand public health capacity to gather, analyze, and use intervention and developmental outcome data of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH).
Over the course of this three-year project NCBDDD’s ODDACE will work with selected states to support children who are D/HH by
- documenting the receipt of intervention services,
- assessing the relationship between intervention services and developmental outcomes (including language), and
- promoting practices to ensure success in early childhood.
Funded State EHDI programs
In 2020, CDC awarded multiple states and territories a new four-year award called “Improving Timely Documentation, Reporting, and Analysis of Diagnostic and Intervention Data through Optimization of EHDI Surveillance Practices and Information Systems.”
This Award aims to advance the capacity of jurisdictions to actively track infants to ensure they receive essential diagnostic services and enrolled in early intervention by
- optimizing their Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Information Systems and
- expanding their ability to report, analyze, and use patient-level data.
Planning an Evaluation of an EHDI Information Systempdf icon
The information in this document can help you conduct an evaluation of an EHDI-IS. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health, and the Updated Guidelines for Evaluating Public Health Surveillance Systems. While this resource is not intended to be a complete technical guide, it does describe the important steps of an evaluation. To help explain this information, the document uses examples from a fictional EHDI program to illustrate the major steps in planning and performing an evaluation.
State & Territories Profiles
The State and Territorial Profile includes information about legislation, guidelines, grants and available educational materials.
Annual State Data
Find the contact informationexternal icon, including websites, for EHDI funded and non-funded states and territories.
View and print educational materials, including:
- Questions You May Want to Ask Your Child’s Audiologist
- Just in Time for Pediatric Primary Care Providers
- Guía para padres sobre la genética y la pérdida auditiva
- And more…
Conferences & Meetings
Every year, the EHDI National Conferenceexternal icon brings together a wide variety of attendees including those who:
- Work in state EHDI programs
- Assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level
- Provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the national, state and local level to young children with hearing loss and their families
- Champion Medical Home activities within each state
- Are parents of children with hearing loss
- Are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss
Find recommendations and guidelines related to universal newborn hearing screening and early hearing detection and intervention programs.
Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
The Friends of National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities is a coalition of government and private sector organizations who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. If you would like to become a partner and receive the newsletter, email updates, and other information, please visit the Friends of NCBDDD websiteexternal icon.