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About Us 2022 Newborn Screening Awareness Month

In preparation for the 60th anniversary of newborn screening, Baby’s First Test, a program of Expecting Health, will continue our annual tradition of sharing newborn screening facts, videos, and stories on our social media platforms as well as highlighting education and awareness efforts from communities and organizations across the nation. We want you to join us in celebrating this upcoming milestone! 

When you share a post, picture, or story during NBS Awareness Month, use #2022NBS to be a part of our larger awareness campaign and to join the national dialogue. Together, we can amplify stories and raise awareness for newborn screening. 

Click here to access our #2022NBS Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit!

Social Media Graphics to Share 

We have several social media graphics for you to share on all your platforms. Download any graphic below for Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Be sure to include #2022NBS when you post on social media. 

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Instagram | Facebook | Twitter

Instagram Facebook | Twitter

Update Your Social Media Banners and Covers

Facebook | Twitter 

Facebook | Twitter 

Facebook | Twitter 

Raise Awareness at Your Next Meeting 

Use the #2022NBS image to use as your next virtual meeting background.


  • Download the #2022NBS background
  • Navigate to Settings
  • Under Virtual Background, upload the downloaded the #2022NBS background

Microsoft Teams 

  • Download the #2022NBS background
  • Select Background filters and click "+ Add new"
  • Upload the downloaded the #2022NBS background

Virtual Background #1

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Post and Share Messages on Social Media 

Use these sample messages by copying and posting them on social media. 

  • September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month! To learn more about #newbornscreening and what to expect, visit #2022NBS
  • Did you know there are three parts to #newbornscreening? The blood test (or heel stick), the hearing screen, and the pulse oximetry test. Learn more about what to expect from your baby’s first test: #2022NBS
  • Each year, about 12,500 babies are born with one of the conditions included in state #newbornscreening panels: #2022NBS
  • Did you know that not every state screens for the same #newbornscreening conditions? Find out which conditions your state screens for here: #2022NBS 
  • Learn from other families, in their own words, what their #newbornscreening journey has been like: #2022NBS
  • #Newbornscreening is an essential #publichealth service that screens babies for serious but treatable medical conditions. Learn more here: #2022NBS
  • #Newbornscreening is made up of stakeholders who are committed to giving babies a healthy start. Share what newborn screening means to you! #2022NBS
  • #Newbornscreening is life-changing. It detects babies who may be at a higher risk for certain health conditions. This allows doctors to start treatment as early as possible! What does #newbornscreening mean to you? #2022NBS
  • #Newbornscreening is community. It’s filled with passionate family advocacy organizations and committed #publichealth professionals dedicated to serving families. We wouldn’t be the NBS community without them! #2022NBS

Educational Resources to Share 

Looking for newborn screening educational resources to share? We have lots of wonderful English and Spanish resources from our team and organizations across the country in our Newborn Screening Resource Center

Awareness Month Activities From our Partners 

How are you raising awareness for newborn screening? To let others know what you are doing throughout the month, email [email protected].

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