This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Innovations in Newborn Screening Interoperability program (INBSI). The purpose of this program is to enhance data interoperability in the newborn screening (NBS) system. The recipient will accomplish this by serving as a national leader and resource on health information data interoperability and providing technical assistance, training, and education in data interoperability to state NBS programs. Interoperability is defined as the ability of different information systems, devices, and applications (‘systems’) to access, exchange, integrate, and cooperatively use data in a coordinated manner, within and across organizational, regional, and national boundaries, to provide timely and seamless portability of information and optimize the health of individuals and populations globally
Per statute, eligible applicants include: (1) a state or a political subdivision of a state; (2) a consortium of two or more states or political subdivisions of states; (3) a territory;(4) a health facility or program operated by or pursuant to a contract with or grant from the Indian Health Service; or (5) any other entity with appropriate expertise in newborn screening, as determined by the Secretary.
Per 42 U.S.C. § 201, the term “state” includes, in addition to the several states, only the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.
Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.