Government Agencies Websites
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. An online resource that gives you information about hearing loss and Communication options.
- Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) - Provides information about children with hearing loss and Universal Newborn Hearing Screening programs.
- National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders - Federal government's focal point for biomedical and behavioral research in human communication. The website provides information about hearing, ear infections, and deafness.
- National Library of Medicine (NLM) Newborn Screening Coding and Terminology Guide - Includes standard codes and terminology for newborn tests and the conditions for which they screen, and links to other related sites.
- The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities, provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities, and supports research to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities.
Kansas Resource Websites
- Families Together - We are dedicated to a society that includes, and values all people, encourages, educates, and empowers families that include child/youth disabilities.
- Infant-Toddler Services - To enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delays, and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during the child's first three years; To enhance the capacity of families to meet the special needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities.
- Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - KCDHH helps state agencies, hospitals, law enforcement organizations, court and business locate professional interpreters.
- Kansas School for the Deaf - A school, a community, a society in which hearing acuity is incidental, barriers are minimized, human potential is maximized and people are judged by their contributions and their character.
- Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Empowers and supports audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and or hearing scientists and to advocate for persons with communication and related disorders.
- Special Health Services - The program is responsible for the planning, development, and promotion of the parameters and quality of specialty health care for children and youth with disabilities in Kansas in accordance with state and federal funding and direction.
- WIC Program - WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food and other services to Kansas families who qualify. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children.
Professional Associations Websites
- American Academy of Audiology - Provides consumer and professional resources related to hearing care.
American Academy of Family Physicians - A national medical organization of more than 93,000 members (family physicians, family practice residents, and medical students).
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - Organization of physicians dedicated to the care of ear, nose, and throat disorders. This site provides health tips and information related to hearing disorders. It also provides a tool to find otolaryngologists throughout the United States and Canada.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Newborn and Infant Hearing Screening - Provides information and resources on newborn hearing screening and hearing loss in infants and young children including articles, videos, fact sheets, and training materials.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - Provides information for the public, professionals, and students about communication and communication disorders.
Hearing Loss Association of America - The Association seeks to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support.
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing - Made up of representatives from national organizations dedicated to ensuring early identification, intervention, and follow-up care of infants and young children with hearing loss. Since its establishment in 1969, JCIH has issued position statements with guidelines for early hearing detection and intervention. The JCIH website provides copies of these position statements as well as other information on the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) initiative.
National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) - Mission is to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems to address growing diversity, persistent disparities, and to promote health and mental health equity.