Every year, 12,000 babies and their families benefit from newborn screening through the early detection of disease and the delivery of life-saving treatments. Newborn screening is widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful disease prevention programs in the history of the U.S. Newborn screening is an essential public health service that is important for families to understand. Although nearly all babies born in the U.S every year receive newborn screening, only about two out of three people are aware of newborn screening and only about one out of three people can correctly identify a definition of newborn screening.

Our partners at Expecting Health created a free educational module for families called Navigate Newborn Screening. In this short module, you will learn about the newborn screening process, questions to ask your healthcare provider, and more!

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Source: EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases, | Expecting Health,