Improving Timely Documentation, Reporting, and Analysis of Diagnostic and Intervention Data through Optimization of EHDI Surveillance Practices and Information Systems

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Opportunity ID: 319480
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DD20-2006
Opportunity Title: Improving Timely Documentation, Reporting, and Analysis of Diagnostic and Intervention Data through Optimization of EHDI Surveillance Practices and Information Systems
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.314
Eligible Applicants: State governments
Additional Information on Eligibility: Additional Eligibility Category: State Governments or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia), Territorial Governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Applicant must document at least 5,000 annual occurrent births based on data from applicant's Vital Records program; Applicant must be able to collect and provide all tier 1 EHDI data items (tier 1 data list included in the NOFO); and Applicant must be able to submit a letter of support from the applicant's organization that a data use agreement (DUA) between CDC and recipient will be signed within the first six months of budget year one.
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-NCBDDD
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCBDDD
Posted Date: Aug 13, 2019
Last Updated Date: Aug 13, 2019
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Jan 06, 2020
Fiscal Year: 2020
Award Ceiling: $175,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $24,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 35
Description: CDC Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) has awarded previous cooperative agreements that have supported jurisdictions in implementing a broad range of activities to develop, improve and maintain their EHDI Information System (EHDI-IS). These activities have resulted in over 95% of newborns screened and improved early identification of D/HH infants. Even with these successes the capabilities of the EHDI-IS vary and some infants are not documented as having received recommended follow-up diagnostic testing and intervention services. Ensuring that follow-up services are provided is essential in meeting the needs of children who are D/HH and increasing the impact of state EHDI programs. A key goal of the EHDI program is to ensure that children who are D/HH develop language skills commensurate with their hearing peers by kindergarten. This begins with early diagnosis and timely enrollment into intervention services. “Early” is defined as being identified before three months of age and enrolled in intervention services before six months of age. The timely receipt of diagnostic and intervention services is made possible in part by jurisdictions using their CDC-funded EHDI-IS to actively track infants to make sure they receive essential screening, diagnostic, and intervention services. This new NOFO aims to continue to advance the system's capacity by optimizing jurisdictions’ existing EHDI-IS and expanding their ability to report, analyze, and use patient-level data. This will include supporting states to: Report patient-level data on all occurrent births (excluding direct identifiers) Refine existing tracking and surveillance practices Optimize EHDI-IS functionality to support data collection, tracking and documentation of follow-up diagnostic and intervention services Strengthen capacity for timely reporting and analysis of data to support real-time decision making by state programs
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