Silver Spring, MD, January 18, 2022 – The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the fourth cohort of the Newborn Screening Systems Quality Improvement (QI) Projects award. Since its inception in 2019, and with the addition of this fourth cohort, the Newborn Screening Systems Quality Improvement Projects has supported a total of 33 project teams across 26 US state and territorial newborn screening programs and agencies.
Funded through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), these awards provide funding support to state and territorial newborn screening programs and stakeholders engaging in continuous quality improvement initiatives within their agencies. While each selected proposal has identified a unique project aim, all awardees have the shared goal of improving their newborn screening program to improve health outcomes for newborns.
The ten agencies selected to participate in the fourth cohort include:
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Louisiana Office of Public Health Laboratories
- Maryland Department of Health
- Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
- New Jersey Department of Health
- Oregon Health Authority
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Virginia Department of General Services/Division of Consolidated Services
- Washington State Department of Health
In addition to funding support, awardees of the QI Projects engage in a multidisciplinary collaborative network receiving custom one-on-one coaching, technical assistance, access to subject matter experts, and numerous improvement resources via webinars, discussion groups, and national meetings.
Contact Michelle Forman at 240-485-2793 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This project (UG8MC31893) is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3.3 million dollars. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov
The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) works to strengthen laboratory systems serving the public’s health in the US and globally. APHL’s member laboratories protect the public’s health by monitoring and detecting infectious and foodborne diseases, environmental contaminants, terrorist agents, genetic disorders in newborns and other diverse health threats.