Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) - Boards
The Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Program is administered within the Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) section of the state's Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness. Because programs within MCAH serve common groups of people, the Maternal Child Health Advisory Board (MCHAB) receives non-mandated quarterly updates about EHDI activities, program goals, data and other information as requested by board members. This is to help provide perspective to MCHAB members on items affecting the population and other related programs to assist in their advisory capacity.
Under Nevada law (NRS 442.133), the MCHAB was established to provide advice in areas pertaining to perinatal care to enhance the survivability and health of infants and mothers, and concerning programs to improve the health of children. The MCHAB directly advises the Title V MCH program within MCAH concerning goals and maintaining focus of the five-year MCH strategic action plans developed in conjunction with federal guidance. EHDI and several other programs do not fall directly under advisory of the MCHAB, but they fall under the MCAH section with a tie to the MCHAB in that everyone has the goal of supporting a similar population.