Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN)
- Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis
- Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
- Follow Along Program
- Longitudinal Follow-up for Newborn Screening Conditions
Children and Youth with Special Health Needs
Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) works to achieve public health policies that will provide more positive health outcomes and better serve children and youth with special health needs and their families throughout Minnesota.
CYSHN Programs and Focus Areas
Birth Defects Monitoring and Analysis 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.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) works to improve access to and quality of services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. EHDI works with birth hospitals and midwives to make sure that all newborns have access to hearing screening. The EHDI program also helps families of children with hearing loss connect with educational, social, and community resources.
Follow Along Program (FAP) can help families track their child's development and let them know if their child is playing, talking, growing, moving, and behaving like other children the same age.
Longitudinal Follow-up for Newborn Screening Conditions (LFU) builds the capacity of systems that serve families of children and youth with special health needs who are identified through newborn screening.
Transitioning to Adult Healthcare can be challenging for those with health complexities. Laying the groundwork for successful lifelong, positive health outcomes is a shared responsibility by health care systems, providers, adolescents, and families. This page details the need to ensure youth with special health needs are able to make this transition successfully.
Maternal and Child Health Advisory Task Force provides guidance on the health care needs of mothers and children throughout the state of Minnesota. Task Force work includes providing recommendations on preconception health strategies and activities related to supporting children and youth with special health needs.
Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee provides guidance in developing protocols and timelines for screening, rescreening, and diagnostic audiological assessment as well as early intervention services for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Newborn Screening Advisory Committee provides advice and recommendations concerning tests and treatments for heritable and congenital conditions found in newborns, including making informed recommendations to add new disorders to the newborn screening panel.
Minnesota Interagency Developmental Screening Task Force is a statewide coordination of screening efforts and consistent developmental screening standards. The vision of the task force is for all children in Minnesota to be at their optimal health and development and ready to learn.