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Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Programs

To improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions.

Autism System Development
The Autism Systems Development Program seeks to advance, educate and empower the lives of individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Utah by monitoring occurrence, reducing the age at first diagnosis, referring to services, facilitating research, and providing education and outreach.

Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (BWEIP)
The purpose of the BWEIP is to enhance early growth and development in infants and toddlers, who have developmental delays or disabilities or both, by providing individualized support and services to the child and their family.

Child Health Advanced Records Management (CHARM)
CHARM provides public health data through an integrated, secure electronic system to health care providers to coordinate care, and improve efficiencies and health outcomes of the children and families they serve.

Children's Hearing Aid Program (CHAP)
To optimize early communication and learning potentials for deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) infants and children by providing access to hearing aids to financially eligible families.

Critical Congenital Heart Defect (CCHD) Screening
To create a safety net for all babies born in Utah by educating health care providers, improving the screening process and diagnostic technology, and creating a statewide CCHD screening and data collection system.

CSHCN Family Advisory Committee
To assist, inform and advise the CSHCN Bureau in more clearly understanding the family/parent/individual perspective on issues, needs, and services. Promote partnerships and engagement which ensures a voice for families and individuals with special health care needs to improve the system of care.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Public Health Initiative
To educate women of childbearing age and community stakeholders on the risks of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) during pregnancy; and to test eligible infants for the presence of congenital CMV that allows for early detection and intervention in an effort to reduce the effects of CMV

Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI)
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program provides oversight to healthcare practitioners to ensure all newborns receive early screening, diagnosis and intervention for hearing loss.

Fostering Healthy Children Program (FHCP)
To facilitate and advocate for excellence in medical, dental, mental health, and overall wellbeing for children in Utah’s foster care system.

Kurt Oscarson Children's Organ Transplant Fund
To provide financial assistance to children under the age of 18 for initial organ transplant medical expenses through an interest-free loan. .

Technology Dependent Waiver
The Technology Dependent Waiver program is responsible for the Medicaid delegated administrative activities for children and families served under the home and community-based waiver program to ensure services and supports are available to safely care for participants at home.

Utah Birth Defects Network (UBDN)
The Utah Birth Defect Network (UBDN) seeks to prevent birth defects and secondary disabilities by monitoring occurrence, referring to services, facilitating research, and providing education and outreach.

Zika Surveillance, Intervention and Referral Program
UBDN, in collaboration with our partners, will maintain rapid real time population-based surveillance of microcephaly and other CNS defects possibly linked to Zika virus infection during pregnancy and ensure affected infants and families are referred to services.

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