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ABSTRACT INFORMATION
Title: 'Barriers to Outpatient Re-screens Among Infants and Families in Georgia'
Track: 1 - EHDI Program Enhancement
Keyword(s): rescreen by one month, barriers, child health
Learning Objectives:
  1. Assess barriers to rescreen by one month in Georgia

Abstract:

Studies suggest that children with hearing loss who receive intervention by six months of age have better language and literacy outcomes. Data from the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS), Georgia’s data management system, was examined. SendSS, which includes newborn hearing screening results and the electronic birth certificate was linked with databases such as census and Medicaid data, to identify the number of infants who “referred” on hospital hearing screening and did not receive an outpatient re-screen by one month of age. Although this evaluation has been done previously, Georgia has not evaluated factors impacting follow-up hearing screening on a statewide level. Primary language spoken in the home, income level, mother’s occupation, marital status, delivery method (caesarian or vaginal), maternal pregnancy and delivery complications, domestic violence, insurance status, and number of siblings were variables investigated to determine impact of a repeat screen being completed by one month. These measures of impact will produce findings that will influence future programmatic decisions; this study crucial so that a comprehensive approach can be developed and applied in regards to increasing rescreens in one month among children born in Georgia.
Presentation: 1370AmandaClemens.pdf

Handouts: Handout is not Available
PRESENTER(S) / AUTHOR(S) INFORMATION
Amanda Clemons - Primary Presenter,Author
Georgia Department of Public Health
     Credentials: Master of Public Health,PhD
      Director of Maternal and Child Health Office Epidemiology at the Georgia Department of Public Health.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Amanda Clemons - Co-Presenter,Author
Georgia Department of Public Health
     Credentials: Master of Public Health
      Child Health Data Analyst at the Georgia of Department of Public Health Office of Epidemiology.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Tammy Uehlin - Co-Presenter,Author
Georgia Department of Public Health
     Credentials: Doctorate of Audiology
      UNHSI program coordinator at Georgia Department of Public Health.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.
Kelly Hermanns - Co-Presenter,Author
Georgia Department of Public Health
     Credentials: Doctorate of Audiology
      Program Consultant with UNHSI in Georgia.
      ASHA DISCLOSURE:

Financial - No relevant financial relationship exist.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exist.