Title: 'Loss to Follow up Trends in North Carolina'
Track: 6 - Follow-up, Tracking and Data Management
Keyword(s): Reducing Loss to Follow Up
Learning Objectives:
  1. Understand the screening to diagnosis process in NC
  2. Identify barriers to meeting 1-3-6 goals for screening/rescreen and diagnosis
  3. 3. Acknowledge the importance of Acknowledge the importance of stakeholders involvement in the rescreen process.


EHDI staff worked with a region in North Carolina that traditionally had a high loss to follow up rate and difficulty meeting 1-3-6 goals. From 2009-2010 we made a concentrated effort to target this region with a NICHQ (National Institute for Children’s Health Quality) project to reduce loss to follow up. The project targeted one birthing facility that did not provide outpatient rescreens to babies that did not pass the initial screen. Following completion of the NICHQ initiative we worked with that specific hospital to establish rescreen procedures. As a result of these efforts, lessons learned were extended to other birthing facilities within the same hospital network in the same region. We have seen a reduction in loss to follow up for this county from 2009 to 2012.
Presentation: Poster_SandyMarkland_1696.pdf

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Sandra Hill Markland - Primary Presenter,POC
North Carolina EHDI
     Credentials: M.Ed., CCC-SLP
      I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNC Greensboro in Speech/language Pathology. Worked in early intervention for 22 years and have spent the last 10 years working with the EHDI program.

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Lizzie Guffey - Co-Presenter
     Credentials: Aud. FAAA
      I earned my bachelor of arts degree in Communication Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill, my M.A. in Audiology from the University of Tennessee and my Au.D. from Salus University. In the past I have worked as a clinical audiologist with both adults and children, and I have been employed as a Child Health Audiology Consultant with the NC EHDI program for the past six years.

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