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ASTHO Webinar: Newborn Screening Quality Improvement on State Initiatives to Improve Screening Processes

Webinar Date: 
January 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm ET

This webinar was hosted by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to demonstrate quality improvement initiatives in Arizona, Wisconsin, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Newborn Screening Technical assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs). Speakers discussed successes, challenges, and lessons learned to strengthen newborn screening systems across the United States.


  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): Paul Jarris, MD, MBA, Executive Director
  • Arizona Department of Health Services: Will Humble, MPH, State Health Director and Celia Nabor, MPA, Office of Vital Records Chief and Office of Newborn Screening Project Manager
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Karen McKeown, RN, MSN, State Health Officer and Administrator of Public Health
  • NewSTEPs: Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, PhD, NewSTEPs Evaluator, Colorado School of Public Health.

A recording of the webinar is available linked here.