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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.

Adult Autism Treatment Account
The Adult Autism Treatment Account Program administers, determines eligibility for, and awards funding for the treatment of qualified individuals by awarding a grant from the program on behalf of an applicant to a qualified provider for adult autism treatment.

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.

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

Down Syndrome Information and Support
The Utah Birth Defect Network, in collaboration with our partners, provide up-to-date accurate information for expectant or new parents of babies with Down syndrome.

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.

Integrated Services Program (ISP)
The Integrated Services Program assists families of children and youth who have special health care needs with coordinated care planning, education and resources in order for them to make informed decisions.

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.

Transistion to Adulthood
Support for parents, guardians and empower adolescents during transition from adolescence to young adulthood.

Utah Birth Defect 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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