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Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program

The Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening Program continues to provide leadership in research, advocacy, education and the implementation of newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Since the 2011 publication of best practices for implementing CCHD screening in pediatrics, screening is now required in 48 states and the District of Columbia. With a focus on collaboration and advocacy, the team has worked with families, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the March of Dimes, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association on the passage of the Healthy Hearts of Babies Act of 2015. This legislation, which took effect in September 2015, requires CCHD screening in the District of Columbia.

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