Congratulations to the Three Heartland States Chosen to Receive Funding That will Save Babies’ Lives

February 17, 2016

Twenty states chosen to receive funding that will save babies’ lives Improvements in the timely reporting of newborn screening results can lead to early treatment  AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 9, 2016) – The ‘NewSTEPs 360’ program, a collaboration between the Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) and the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), has selected 20… Read More

Talking with Your Doctor Postcards

January 12, 2016

This “Talking with Your Doctor” postcard is a product of the Heartland Transition Project led by Dr. Wendy and Richard Parent-Johnson.  If you would like some copies, please contact our project coordinator at

Regarding Your Child with Special Health Care Needs

October 23, 2015

Dear colleagues and partners, The Heartland Genetics Services Collaborative aims to improve policy makers’ understanding about the health insurance needs of people with special health care needs. However, we need families in the Heartland Region to share their voice via a brief survey. The survey will ask questions about health insurance coverage for children with… Read More

Genetics Provider Survey – Spend 15 minutes to Help Shape the Future of Genetics

September 18, 2015

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG), as the National Coordinating Center (NCC) for the seven federally-funded Regional Genetic Service Collaboratives (RCs), is collecting information to inform the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) development of innovative models of support centers for regional genetic and genomic services and resources that would be useful… Read More

Remembering Dr. Alan Kenien

August 12, 2015

Friends and Colleagues across the Heartland, Our hearts are with our colleagues in North Dakota and the state newborn screening program as they mourn and remember our friend and colleague, Dr. Alan Kenien.  He was a dedicated physician who touched many people’s lives.  Many of you probably met Dr. Kenien and know that he will… Read More