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NewSTEPs Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) for Timeliness in Newborn Screening

October 9, 2014

NewSTEPs is pleased to announce an open application for the implementation of a pilot Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) for Timeliness in Newborn Screening (NBS). This CoIIN will allow NBS programs to engage in quality improvement through shared collaborative learning of evidence-based strategies for improvement of timeliness within NBS, contributing to improved health outcomes. NewSTEPs anticipates working with up to six newborn screening program systems to help facilitate strategies to enable NBS programs to build on current activities to develop and implement quality improvement practices/activities aimed at addressing timeliness in pre-analytic phases of NBS (collection, transport, receipt of specimen).

The application period is now closed.

A technical assistance webinar was held on October 16, 2014 from 3:30 pm ET- 4:30 pm ET and the recorded webinar can be found linked here: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=a5ghwb with Questions and Answers from the webinar found linked here.

For any questions please contact Sikha Singh at Sikha.Singh@aphl.org or at 240-485-2726.

The development of this activity was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number U22MC24078 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). APHL is collaborating with the Colorado School of Public Health to implement this activity.