• Print this
  • Email this

Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

 

Upcoming Meetings

April In-Person and Webcast Meeting

  • Tuesday April 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday April 24, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Register

Register for the April in-person and webcast meeting HRSA Exit Disclaimer

  • Deadline to register: Friday, April 19 at 12 p.m. ET

For technical problems gaining access to the registration website, please email Morgan Pinckney.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen who would like to attend the April meeting in person, please contact Alaina Harris by Tuesday, April 9, 2019.

Location

Location for the in-person April meeting, which will also be accessible online via webcast, is:

5600 Fishers Lane
5th Floor Pavilion
Rockville, MD 20857

Public Comments

To submit written comments or request time for an oral comment at the meeting, please register by Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by 12:00 p.m.

To ensure we can accommodate all registered individuals who requested time for oral comments, we may limit the time for comments. We may ask individuals associated with groups or who plan to provide comments on similar topics to combine their comments and present them through a single representative. We do not permit audiovisual presentations.

Contact

For additional information, questions on public comments, or if you need special assistance, please email Alaina Harris.

Future Scheduled Meetings

  • August 1-2, 2019
  • November 7-8, 2019

About the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children

The mission of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children is to reduce morbidity and mortality in newborns and children who have, or are at risk for, heritable disorders. The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee) was established under the Public Health Service Act, Title XI, § 1109 (42 U.S.C. 300b-10), as amended by the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-240).

The Committee recommends that every newborn screening program include a Uniform Screening Panel (PDF - 12 MB)* that screens for 35 core disorders and 26 secondary disorders; the disorders' selection was based on the Newborn Screening: Towards a Uniform Screening Panel and System (PDF - 191 KB).

The Committee advises the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the most appropriate application of universal newborn screening tests, technologies, policies, guidelines, and standards. Specifically, the committee provides to the Secretary, the following:

  • Advice and recommendations concerning grants and projects authorized awarded or funded related to screening heritable disorders in newborns and children;
  • Technical information to develop Heritable Disorders Program policies and priorities will enhance the ability of the state and local health agencies to provide screening, counseling and health care services for newborns and children who have or are at risk for heritable disorders; and
  • Recommendations, advice and information to enhance, expand, or improve the ability of the Secretary to reduce mortality and morbidity from heritable disorders in newborns and children.

The committee was chartered on May 7, 2015.

 

*Individuals using assistive technology may not be able to fully access information in this file. For assistance, please email HRSAAccessibility@hrsa.gov.

Date Last Reviewed:  March 2019