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Program will provide ongoing support to Early Headstart Programs enrolled in the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach Program (ECHO) Project to identify and report children with high risk factors that may be lost to follow-up

4.5  By 2010, the EHDI Program will design a pilot project in the Yukon Kuskokwim (YK) Delta region to screen children at risk for hearing loss.

report children with refers to the Alaska EHDI Program

Conduct quarterly teleconferences with ECHO screeners

Meet with the Director of the Community Health Aide Program and Sub-regional Health Center Administrator to discuss a hearing screening pilot program.

Develop an MOA with the above parties.

Designate other partners (e.g. Alaska Native Medical Center).

Schedule training on OAE equipment for Community Health Aides involved in pilot program.

Integrate pilot program with EHCO Project.

integrated into the EHDI database

Children will be matched with their newborn screening entry in the EHDI database for a complete record of the child’s journey

Children identified in ECHO Project will be matched with data in Alaska EHDI database and receive appropriate follow-up

All children with refers will have timely follow-up

Children in a designated region of the YK Delta will be screened for hearing loss and receive appropriate follow-up

Children with refers on screening will

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EHDI Health Program Associate

EHDI Program Manager

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