19th ANNUAL EARLY HEARING DETECTION & INTERVENTION MEETING
March 8-10, 2020 • Kansas City, MO

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3/08/2020  |   2:00 PM - 4:30 PM   |  Conducting an EHDI Program Needs Assessment: A Primer   |  Northrup

Conducting an EHDI Program Needs Assessment: A Primer

The Health Resources and Services Administration most recent notice of funding opportunity (HRSA-20-047) for EHDI Programs, provides these programs an opportunity to “…apply for funds for a 1-year targeted needs assessment on the educational needs of health care professionals and service providers who interact at the time of diagnosis.” Conducting a needs assessment requires extensive planning and knowledge of survey and interview development, which may be out of the skill set for EHDI Coordinators and their staff. The results of the needs assessment have the potential of improving timely diagnosis and connection to the next steps in the EHDI continuum. This interactive session will cover logistics such as what to expect with submitting an IRB application, creating a rubric for what questions they would like to answer with their needs assessment, developing a realistic timeline, survey and interview development, recruiting participants, data analysis, report writing, and using your needs assessment results to inform your work. EHDI Coordinators are encouraged to bring one or more of their staff, bring the needs assessment that they included in their proposal, and come with ideas.

  • Participants will have a better understanding of components that comprise a needs assessment
  • Participants will develop a drafted timeline and question rubric
  • Participants will know where to access needs assessment

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Vicki Hunting (), Hands & Voices, vicki.hunting@handsandvoices.org;
Vicki Hunting is mom to two adult daughters; the youngest a young adult who is deaf/hard of hearing. She has worked in project management, process reengineering and quality/process improvement and evaluation for over 20 years with experience. Ms. Hunting has experience using the Model for Improvement using Plan-Do-Study-Act(PDSA) cycles as a framework for QI projects. This experience also includes; testing, implementing and spreading changes as well as using data for improvement, and developing and interpreting run charts and control charts. In her current staff position as Director of Data and Evaluation at Hands & Voices Headquarters Ms. Hunting works to ensure data and evaluation functions and practices of the organization are developed and monitored, works on establishing efficient, accurate, and timely data tracking to ensure data quality, integrity, reliability and validity. Vicki has been involved in the H&V in Iowa since it began in 2004.


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Alyson Ward (), NCHAM, alyson.ward@usu.edu;
Ms. Ward earned a MS in Health Education in 2008 through Utah State University and became a certified as a Quality Improvement Advisor by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in 2015. For the past 15 years, her career efforts have demonstrated commitment to improving public health through health promotion, education, research, policy development, evaluation, and grant development from the community to national levels. Ms. Ward’s positions and interests provide her with broad and valuable experiences in public health. Currently, Ms. Ward is engaged in learning systems development (e.g., coalitions, learning communities, and collaboratives) and children’s health research (e.g., environmental, viral, and genetic factors) as the Director of Quality Improvement at the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management, an MCHB-funded technical assistance center. She is also the project coordinator of the CMV (cytomegalovirus) Public Health and Policy Conference and serves on the board of the National CMV Foundation.


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