The Louisiana Initiative Linda Rose presents us with an example of how to move forward at the state level in today’s complex health care environment. Her ability to forge relationships and partnerships to accomplish her goal is impressive The state-mandated newborn hearing screening program in Louisiana is entitled the “Sound Start Program.” The ... Research Article
Research Article  |   November 01, 1997
The Louisiana Initiative
 
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  • Linda Rose
    Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Hearing, Speech and Vision, Room 605, 3325 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112
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Research Article   |   November 01, 1997
The Louisiana Initiative
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 78-83. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.78
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 78-83. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.78
Linda Rose presents us with an example of how to move forward at the state level in today’s complex health care environment. Her ability to forge relationships and partnerships to accomplish her goal is impressive
The state-mandated newborn hearing screening program in Louisiana is entitled the “Sound Start Program.” The birth of legislative Act 417, passed in 1992, began when four people joined together, recognizing the need for earlier identification of hearing loss in the state. With the knowledge that it was going to be a demanding, arduous project, and that it was questionable whether enough support would come forth, the bill was initiated.
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