NewSTEPs Critical Congenital Heart Disease National Webinar
In 2011, Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) screening was added to the U.S. Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Since then, all 50 states have passed laws or established newborn screening programs, making CCHD screening the standard of care in the U.S. A stakeholder work group including representatives from AAP, AHA, ACC and APHL met in Washington, DC, in 2018 to review the evidence and recommended streamlining the current nationally recommended algorithm. This webinar provided an opportunity to engage and discuss the new recommendations with the authors of a manuscript recently published in Pediatrics that contain the recommendations from the stakeholder meeting. Implications for public health programs, rationale for the recommended changes and remaining data collection and educational opportunities were all addressed.