Specifications include, but are not limited to: The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to develop a comprehensive and
coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care
targeted towards ensuring that newborns and infants are receiving appropriate and
timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and Early Intervention (EI).
This will be achieved by focusing efforts on:
1) Increasing health professional engagement within and knowledge of the EHDI
2) Improving access to EI services and language acquisition
3) Improving family engagement, partnership and leadership within the EHDI
program and systems.
This project will be implemented with a public health approach to systems alignment for
improving and protecting community health and well-being. Through the existing
Newborn Hearing Screening Program; outreach and education to medical providers,
families, care providers and early childhood stakeholders and support for family-to-family groups; this project will provide a strong state EHDI System, which will align public
health and service programs within the state.