Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD): Infant Mortality in States with CCHD Screening
NewSTEPs hosts monthly Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) technical assistance webinars to address the needs of stakeholders in the states and in screening programs with topics including education, data collection, telehealth, and more.
On the December, 2017 CCHD Technical Assistance webinar, Rahi Abouk, Scott Grosse, and Matt Oster presented their recent analysis using death registry data of CCHD infant mortality in states with CCHD screening policies. Their work examines the association between mandatory CCHD screening policies and infant cardiac deaths. Results show that states implementing these mandates experience a 35% decline in infant CCHD deaths.