Ajiri in Ibwinini​

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Project Dates

2013 – Present

Funding Source

US Department of Health & Human Services; HRSA Universal Newborn Hearing Screening & Intervention


The following are the goals and objectives for Ajiri in Ibwinini:

  • 1. Implement, enhance, and expand newborn hearing screening program to meet 1-3-6 goals.
    • 1.1 Establish a team to implement quality improvement.
    • 1.2 Identify areas in need of quality improvement.
    • 1.3 Implement the “QI Model for Improvement to measure and adopt change.
    • 1.4 Utilize the Marshallese Champions for EHDI to monitor quality improvement.
  • 2. Reduce loss (delay) to follow-up at all stages of process to ensure all babies receive services.
    • 2.1 Work to reduce refer rates.
    • 2.2 Explore options for follow-up of babies on other atolls.
    • 2.3 Expand public awareness efforts to reach unidentified infants and toddlers.
  • 3. Seek to build a sustainable system of care for children with special needs.
    • 3.1 Coordinate with MCH program for services for children with special needs.
    • 3.2 Work to reduce the prevalence of chronic middle ear disease.
    • 3.3 Collaborate with MOE for services for preschool children with special needs.
    • 3.4 Work to expand support resources for parents.

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