The Connecticut Newborn Screening Program


In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proclaimed Newborn Screening as one of the 10 Greatest Public Health Achievements in the Past Decade [1].

“Newborn screening is recognized internationally as an essential, preventive public health program for early identification of disorders in newborns that can [affect] their long term health. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of certain genetic, metabolic, or infectious congenital disorders can lead to significant reductions of death, disease, and associated disabilities.[2]”


Purpose History & Description Laws & Regulations Testing, Follow-Up/Tracking & Treatment

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[1] (CDC, 2011. Ten Great Public Health Achievements--United States, 2001—2010.  Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. May 20, 2011 / 60(19); 619-62.  Accessed at

 [2] (National Newborn Screening and Global Resource Center, 2012. History and Overview of Newborn Screening.  Accessed at