A simple, non-invasive, cheap and widely available piece of equipment can save lives. Pulse oximetry is used standardly in medicine to check oxygen saturation and has been found to be effective in screening for congenital heart defects. Pulse ox screening is a type of newborn screening. Read More...
The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Diseases in Newborn and Children recommended in October 2010 that pulse oximetry screened for CHD be added to the uniform newborn panel. In April 2011, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius answered that recommendation Read More...
Pulse oximetry screening to detect critical congenital heart disease has been studied relatively intensively, but not in a large U.S. population. Present this research to legislators and policy makers when advocating for standard pulse oximetry screening. Read More...
Pulse oximetry screening to detect critical congenital heart disease has been studied relatively intensively, but not in a large U.S. population. Present this research to legislators and policy makers when advocating for standard pulse oximetry screening. Read More...

Handling Traditional and Social Media

Handling Traditional and Social Media Reaching out through social and traditional media can be a powerful force for pulse oximetry. Not only is this type of outreach

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Resources

STAR-G CCHD Screening Fact Sheet The Screening, Technology And Research in Genetics (STAR-G) fact sheet for CCHD Secretary’s Advisory Committee […]

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Efforts by State

Currently, efforts are under way in most states. Some states are just starting and garnering support for the cause while others have screening laws.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law

The bill-to-law process can be simple or complicated, based on a wide variety of variables. It is important to know about the different stages when advocating for legislation

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Testimony

Testimony Before a bill is voted on, it is usually referred to a committee of some sort. To see the overview of how a bill becomes a law, visit this page. Legislation involving heath care is often

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In the News

Below are a variety of links and articles that have appeared in print and digital media (list not exhaustive).

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