Newborn Screening Resources
Educating African American Mothers on the Importance of Newborn Screening

Produced by Baby's First Test

TYPE: Webinar
PUBLISHED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

According to the 2011 Commonwealth Fund’s Child Health Scorecard, Georgia is ranked 43rd for child health among the states and the District of Columbia. Regarding genetic disorders, birth defects, and developmental disabilities, many disparities exist and infant mortality is high. The combination of education and resources to families and promoting clinical linkages, particularly for African American communities, is of critical importance to ensure that babies and toddlers have the best start at life

On November 13, 2013, the Table for Two Foundation shared insights learned from the development of culturally appropriate educational materials on newborn screening for African American mothers and families. This program was funded inpart by the Baby's First Test Challenge Awards. Presenters discussed lessons learned, key findings, barriers to engagement, recommendations for dissemination, and educational opportunities for minority audiences. 

Monica L. Ponder, MS, MSPH |  Sojourner Marable Grimmett, MA |  Karla Scipio, RN, BSN