Newborn Screening Awareness Month: Working Together to Increase AwarenessPublic Square #02Published August 19, 2016
September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month, and Baby’s First Test, along with organizations, states, providers, and families across the nation, celebrate the month by helping raise awareness about newborn screening. This is typically done by social media campaigns, creation of new educational materials, hosting events, and sharing stories and experiences with newborn screening.
In 2013, the United States celebrated 50 years of newborn screening and to commemorate this special occasion, the “Be Bold Wear GOLD” campaign launched during Newborn Screening Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the newborn screening community rallied together around the principle that all babies deserve a healthy start. With “Be Bold Wear GOLD” as one example of an awareness campaign, we would like to hear about your education and awareness efforts during Newborn Screening Awareness Month. Whether you’re a parent, work for a state, organization or hospital, or if you’re simply interested in newborn screening, join us in sharing your plans for September, how you will define success, and add your ideas on how we work together to maximize our awareness efforts for the month.
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