Information and Resources for Providers

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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in the Newborn: Parent Handbook
The handbook is designed for families to provide basic information about Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH).

Minnesota’s Folic Acid Guidelines for the Prevention of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs), January 2008 (Word)

MN Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Best Practices Resources

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Birth Defects Information for Providers
Contains information about birth defects for healthcare providers. It includes data and statistics, scientific articles, and free educational materials to give patients.

Local Public Health Departments
help answer questions for children with special health needs. Local public health assists with finding community services that could benefit children, available financial resources, and well child exams and immunizations. In most local public health departments there is a designated key contact for Birth Defects and Early Hearing Detection and Intervention follow–up.

Medically Prescribed Formula
highlights the recommended medically prescribed formula and pharmacotherapy coverage for the treatment of genetic inborn errors of metabolism that involve amino acid, carbohydrate, and fat metabolism and for which medically standard methods of diagnosis, treatment and monitoring exist.

Minnesota Department of Human Services
provides information about programs including Medical Assistance (MA) and MN Health Care Programs, Financial Resources, and TEFRA. The department also has a Provider Help Line for billing and related questions.

National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service in Health and Health Care
National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service in Health and Health Care The National CLAS Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Adoption of these Standards will help advance better health and health care in the United States.

Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS): Resources
offers a series of fact sheets on “teratogens” (substances that are known to interfere with fetal development). The fact sheets answer frequently asked questions about exposure to teratogens during pregnancy.

Region 4 Genetics Collaborative
is a collaborative network of families, genetic service providers, newborn screening laboratories, and leaders in public health genetics from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Resources Order Form for Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (WORD)
Use this form to order: “Learning About Hearing Loss: A Parent Roadmap,” “Unilateral Health Loss Brochure,” “EHDI Checklist for Primary Care Providers,” and “Minnesota Hands and Voices Brochure.”