Programs within CYSHN
The Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis Program gathers data about selected birth defects diagnosed in the first year of life, estimated to affect over 2,000 babies born in Minnesota each year.
The Minnesota CYSHN Program has been awarded a State Implementation Grant to Enhance Systems Integration for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The goal of Minnesota's Systems Integration Project is to achieve a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated system of services and supports for CYSHN.
The Follow Along Program is a statewide, child find activity that supports young children who are at–risk for experiencing developmental delays.
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program works to improve access to and quality of services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. All children with a hearing loss should receive the care they need, when they need it. The EHDI program works with birth hospitals and midwives to make sure that all newborns have access to hearing screening. Newborns who do not pass their hearing screening need to see a doctor to find out if they have a hearing loss. EHDI helps to make sure this testing takes place. The EHDI program also helps families of children with hearing loss connect with educational, social, and community resources.
The Early Childhood Intervention System – Help Me Grow – includes two programs: the Infant and Toddler Intervention services support children birth to age three and their families; and, the Preschool Special Education services support the educational needs of children ages three to five years.
Newborn & Child Follow–Up builds the capacity of systems that serve families of children and youth with special health needs who are identified through newborn screening.
Health care transition is the process of changing from a pediatric to an adult model of health care. Transition can be challenging, particularly for children and youth with special health needs. An effective transition process should ensure continuity of developmental and age-appropriate care.