Early Hearing Detection and Intervention systems rely on collaborative, coordinated systems, yet, in actuality, collaboration is often reduced to periodic communication related to processes. This can be even more important in a state like Idaho where access to providers and resources are limited in rural and remote areas. Researchers at Idaho State University were awarded a grant to bring together key community stakeholders with the goal of evaluating and improving families’ journeys from newborn hearing screening to enrollment in Part B educational services. This paper will outline the process and information that was collected as part of the Idaho Community Collaboration experience as well as identifying key next steps for the state.
Blaiser, K. M. & Bargen, G. A. (2020). EHDI system effectiveness: The impact of community collaboration. Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, 5(1), 54-61.
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