Newborn Screening & Vital Records

Date: September 14, 2021 3:00 pm EDT

APHL's Newborn Screening Health Information Technology Subcommittee in collaboration with the National Association of Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS) hosted a webinar providing examples of how vital records offices interact and work with state newborn screening programs, the benefits of doing so, and lessons learned for collaboration.


  • Caprice Edwards, Chief Information Officer at NAPHSIS


  • Heidi Wallis, Utah Newborn Screening Program Grant Analyst & Project Coordinator
  • Kyle Lunt, Utah Center for Health Data & Informatics Health Informatics Office Director
  • Heather Brand, Management Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Kristen Bye, Principal Planner at the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Neeti Sethi, State Nosologist/Data Analyst at the Minnesota Department of Health
  • Christen Crews, MSN, RN, Newborn Screening and Birth Defects Surveillance Program Manager, Virginia Department of Health
  • Tobin Joseph, Technical Project Manager, Office of Information Management and Health IT, Virginia Department of Health

At the conclusion of the webinar, the participants will be able to:

  • Describe vital records offices and their birth registration process
  • Explain newborn screening and state newborn screening process
  • Describe benefits of state vital records offices collaborating with state newborn screening programs