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States make big improvements: Another view
USA Today

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and reporter Ellen Gabler did a public service in 2013 by exposing weaknesses in the nation’s newborn screening system. Public health agencies and hospitals embraced this opportunity and achieved significant improvements benefiting mothers and infants.

State health officials take this issue seriously. Three weeks after the newspaper’s initial report, state health officials convened in person to review newborn screening performance and launch systematic improvements. We partnered with the March of Dimes, clinical organizations and public health experts to launch a national collaborative to share strategies and build momentum.