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Last Modified: 06/14/2023

EHDI Coordinator Mentorship Program

NCHAM, the EHDI National Technical Resource Center (NTRC), focuses on facilitating peer-to-peer learning opportunities for EHDI Coordinators. As part of this priority and to help facilitate the coordinator onboarding process, NCHAM staff, with assistance from the board of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs in State Health and Welfare Agencies (DSHPSHWA), developed a new coordinator mentorship program. The purpose of this mentorship program is to offer new EHDI Coordinators the opportunity to be mentored by an existing EHDI Coordinator. Mentors are selected based on their experience, passion, and willingness to serve. The mentors are volunteering their time. The specific ways in which the mentor will assist varies and is designed to meet the needs of the new coordinator. In general, mentors can provide the basic-level of TA (see image below) to help new coordinators get proficient in their position by helping them identify key partners in their EHDI system, review and understand their current EHDI-related funding sources and give direction on reporting requirements. As part of the onboarding process, new coordinators will be offered a mentor within the first three months of being hired. For questions about the mentorship program or to get connected with a mentor, contact Alyson Ward.

EHDI Coordinator Mentorship Program Pyramid

Adapted from the TA Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, Blase (2009)