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Webinar: Spotlight on the Virtual Site Visit (VSV) Program

When: January 10, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. MT


With seed funding from the AMCHP’s CARES Act, the NTRC developed the Virtual Site Visit (VSV) Program. The VSV is a step-by-step approach for state EHDI Programs to conduct virtual site visits with individual birth facilities. The VSV Program materials and resources were tested through a learning community (LC) of six states. Evaluation results from the LC indicated the VSV project and its tools and resources were highly beneficial for conducting virtual site visits. After participating in the LC, states felt confident they could implement the VSV in their states, but that support is needed. To address this need a 45 minute prerecorded detailed overview webinar was developed. The webinar along with a 45-minute Q&A session will be conducted.

The webinar highlights the following:

  • A detailed overview of the VSV Program, each of its components and how they work
  • Why it’s important that EHDI Coordinators use it
  • The Strata Reporting Database, it’s purpose and benefits
  • The VSV steps, the recommended sequence and rationale for the suggested timeline
  • Various approaches and strategies for implementing the VSV Program and its resources in an EHDI program

Learning Objectives

  • 1. Participants will be able to describe the benefit of using the VSV Program, tools and resources with birthing facilities
  • 2. Participants will be able to identify the three main components of the VSV
  • 3. Participants will be able to describe the Strata Reporting database


Stacy Jordan

Stacy Jordan. MA CCC-A is an audiologist and Project Coordinator with the Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (VTEHDI) Program. She has worked in the areas of newborn hearing and early childhood hearing screening for most of her career in various roles and positions. Stacy has been a contractor with NCHAM for many years participating in many projects including: the Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum (NHTSC), Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) initiative and the Virtual Site Visit (VSV) Program. Stacy currently sits on the board of the VT chapter of Hands & Voices as a parent of a child who is hard of hearing. She has served as the VT representative on ASHA’s Audiology Advisory Council, Program Committee chair for the Vermont Speech Language Hearing Association (VSHA) and Communications and Outreach VP for the DSHPSHWA Executive Board. Stacy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Colorado.

Ginger Mullin

Ginger received her undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Northern Iowa, her masters in Audiology from The University of Memphis and her doctorate from the University of Florida. Previously Dr. Mullin has worked in pediatric audiology for 10 years providing diagnostic and amplification services to infants and children as well as providing administrative support. Since 2005 she has acted as the State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Coordinator. As the coordinator, Dr. Mullin promotes universal newborn hearing screening at all birthing hospitals in Illinois by means of personal visits, correspondence, and training; consults with diagnostic and intervention audiologists on technical and program issues; works with pediatricians, family physicians, audiologists, and health departments to ensure that infants with suspected hearing loss are promptly evaluated and referred for appropriate intervention services; employs quality improvement activities across the EHDI system; and works with parent educational and support organizations in the state. Dr. Mullin has presented regionally and nationally on pediatric assessment and amplification, and coordinated parent and professional education on related to hearing loss and the EHDI program.

Randi Winston-Gerson

Randi consults on a variety of EHDI related projects with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM). She maintains her role as program manager on NCHAM’s Newborn Hearing Screening Training Curriculum (NHSTC) Program, the EHDI-PALS Directory and the Newborn Hearing Screening Virtual Site Visit (VSV) Program. She has co-authored several research articles involving newborn and early childhood screening.

From 1998– 2015 she maintained the role of consulting audiologist for The EAR Foundation of Arizona and Arizona's EHDI Program which included the implementation of newborn hearing and early childhood screening programs. The emphasis of her work included program quality, systems development, and best practices. During that time she served on NCHAM’s Technical Assistance Network, assisting states in Region X with their EHDI program development efforts. From 2015-2018 she served as Hearing Screening Program Manager at Audiology Systems.

She continues to provide consultation to Arizona hospitals in need of technical support and program improvement.

Randi holds a doctorate of audiology, is state licensed in Arizona and a member of AAA and ASHA. She serves as co-director of the Arizona Special Olympics Healthy Hearing Program.