Wednesday, April 17, 2013
LUNCH BRIEFING: 12:00 – 1:30pm B-340, Rayburn House Office Building
Did you know that each of the more than 4 million infants born in the United States this year will undergo newborn screening? Newborn screening is a vital state public health activity that relies on research and science based guidance from federal agencies. Screening detects conditions in newborns that, if left untreated, can cause severe lifelong disability, developmental delays or even death. Approximately 1 in every 300 newborns in the United States has a condition that can be detected through newborn screening. This year marks the 50th anniversary of newborn screening in the United States.