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24
Feb

Newborn Coalition Announces 2014 Agenda

Harnessing Technology to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Disparities for the Youngest Patients Washington, D.C. (RPRN) 9/19/13 — In coordination with National Health IT Week and the 50th Anniversary of Newborn Screening, and Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the Newborn Coalition today announced its 2014 policy priorities addressing immediate objectives for leveraging health IT, medtech and biotechnology in support of newborn health, including: Early Detection + Intervention – secure reauthorization of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act (HR

27
Sep

Newborn Foundation | Newborn Coalition Announce 2013 Agenda

Celebrating Babies - Embracing Innovation Event Highlights InitiativesTo Improve Outcomes and Reduce Disparities for the Youngest Patients Washington, DC (RPRN) 09/13/12 — The Newborn Coalition and Newborn Foundation todayannounced its 2013 policy priorities addressing immediate objectives for leveraging health IT,medtech and biotechnology in support of newborn health. Held in coordination with National Health IT Week, Newborn Screening Awareness Monthand Infant Mortality Awareness Month, today’s event was an opportunity to also recognize theaccomplishments of organizations, agencies and individuals in newborn health. Commentswere provided

22
Feb

Newborn Coalition Announces 2012 Policy Priorities

Newborn Coalition Announces 2012 Policy Priorities Initiatives Aimed at Improving Health Outcomes and Reducing Disparities for the Youngest Patients Washington DC (RPRN) 01/27/12 — The Newborn Coalition today announced its 2012 policy priorities addressing immediate advocacy objectives for leveraging technologies in support of newborn health at the local, state and federal level. In 2011, the Newborn Coalition focused its efforts on the securing a federal recommendation from the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services that all newborns be

22
Sep

Washington DC (RPRN) 09/22/11 — Newborn Coalition Applauds Action that Will Save Lives The Newborn Coalition applauds an announcement from United Stated Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius today that formally adopts the recommendation to add Congenital Cyanotic Heart Disease (CCHD) to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel. The announcement addressed the public health importance of early detection of heart defects, and comes almost a full year after the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC)

18
Jul

Health IT Now Coalition Hosts a Briefing on Capitol Hill

Today, the Health IT Now! Coalition hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill.  Executive Director, Joel White, kicked off the event with a discussion about the current state of Health IT and the possibilities for its evolution.  The speakers included Mark Stewart from the American Heart Association, Alice Borrelli from Intel and Jim Bialick from the Newborn Coalition. See entire post at Broadbandmatter.com.

13
Oct

BusinessWire - In a historic vote on September 17, 2010, the Secretary's Advisory Committee for Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC) unanimously agreed to recommend the addition of screening for Critical Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease to the core panel for universal screening of all newborns in the United States. The Newborn Coalition, an advocacy group for

17
Sep

Washington, DC - Earlier today at the National Press Club, Congresswoman Betty McCollum (MN-04) helped the launch of the Newborn Coalition - a group of advocates dedicated to raising awareness of newborn health care needs. The Newborn Coalition will work with policymakers to develop a technology-driven approach to improve outcomes for newborns via education, health care innovation, early detection and prevention, and rural health and telemedicine. A long-time supporter of newborn and maternal/child health

13
Sep

Congressional and Health Leaders Welcome Newborn Coalition New Venture in Newborn Health Aims to Steer Federal Agenda Starting with Congenital Heart Disease, Telemedicine, Screening Education What:  National Press Briefing Launching the Newborn Coalition The Newborn Coalition includes lawmakers, health industry representatives, governmental agencies, non-profits, educators and child advocates committed to shaping policies and advancing a federal agenda that promotes education, health care innovation and excellence, early identification/prevention, rural telehealth, research and emerging technology to improve outcomes for newborns. Who: U.S. Rep. Betty