HHS: National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention
This announcement solicits applications for a National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention (Center) in support of the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program (UNHS). The purpose of the UNHS program is to utilize specifically targeted and measurable interventions to increase the number of infants who are followed up for rescreening, referral, and intervention after having not passed a physiologic newborn screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery. The focus of the Center will be to provide to state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs training and technical assistance for planning, policy development, implementing innovations and quality improvement methodology to reduce their loss to follow-up rate/loss to documentation (LTF/D), i.e. the number of infants who do not receive timely and appropriate screening follow-up and coordinated interventions.
USC may only submit one application in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 13, 2014. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.
HHS indicates that a letter of intent is Not Required and a full proposal is due by November 10, 2014. For more information: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=264609