Quality Improvement in Newborn Screening Program
HRSA-18-070 | Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Application Accepted: 01/18/2018 to 03/20/2018
Projected Award Date: 09/01/2018
Estimated Award Amount: N/A
This notice solicits applications for the Quality Improvement in Newborn Screening Program. The purpose of this program is to improve the outcomes of newborns with conditions identified through newborn screening (NBS) by: 1) improving the amount of time it takes to identify infants at high risk for having one of these conditions; 2) improving the processes used for detecting out-of-range results; 3) improving the procedures for reporting out-of-range results to providers; 4) improving methods NBS programs use to confirm diagnoses; and 5) addressing emerging issues, or any other NBS process or procedure that could negatively affect the quality, accuracy, or timeliness of NBS.
Eligible entities include: a State or a political subdivision of a State; a consortium of 2 or more States or political subdivisions of States; a territory; a health facility or program operated by or pursuant to a contract with or grant from the Indian Health Service; or any other domestic entity with appropriate expertise in newborn screening, as determined by the Secretary.