New England Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Project

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Congenital heart defects (chd) are the most common birth defects. Nearly one of every 100 babies is born with a CHD, approximately 40,000 per year (source: CHPHC).

ethnically diverse babiesThe goal of the New England CCHD Newborn screening project was to develop processes for CCHD screening that would set the stage for improved health outcomes for newborns with CCHD and their families. Part of the project was focused on addressing the psychosocial needs of parents and families that receive a CCHD diagnosis.

As part of this work, the following resource pages have been created to assist families:

National Resources

Regional Resources

Books & Publications

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H46MC24060 with the University of New Hampshire for $900,000, with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources.