Congressional and Health Leaders Help Launch Newborn Coalition

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.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN), pediatric clinician and public advocate Darshak Sanghavi, MD and invited representatives from the White House, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources Services Administration, private sector health innovators, non-profits and child advocacy organizations.
When & Where:
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
4:00 PM in the Murrow Room, 13th Floor
5:00 PM in the First Amendment Lounge
National Press Club (14th & F. Streets)
529 14th Street Northwest, Washington DC, 20045
Note: Representatives of the news media are also cordially invited to a 5:00 pm reception in the First Amendment Lounge following the news conference.  For every participant in this landmark event, the Newborn Coalition will make an in-kind donation to NICU families at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C.  This hospital is one of many in the U.S. adopting proactive newborn health programs that support early detection of frequently undiagnosed disorders that endanger newborn lives.

Contact: Jim Bialick

*Please RSVP to annamarie@newborncoalition.org

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