Health Care Providers
How Providers Can Help Michigan's Children
Thank you for your support of Michigan's Hearing and Vision Screening Programs. In order to maintain funding and demonstrate the efficacy of these programs, it is essential that we receive documentation that confirms medical intervention, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations.
Parents are provided with paperwork to be completed by your office. Paperwork should be faxed to your Local Health Department's Hearing and Vision program with the child's diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
When a child is identified with a hearing or vision problem, your assistance is invaluable in referring them to the appropriate intervention specialists (Early On, Special Education and other professionals) as necessary.
Technician Training and Quality Assurance
Quality assurance is provided for the approximately 150 Local Health Department threshold technicians through field visits and required biennial skills update workshops. In Local Health Departments, the Hearing Program Consultant also provides quality assurance.
Quality assurance is provided for the approximately 200 Local Health Department school screening technicians by the MDCH vision consultants, through field visits and biennial skills update workshops provided yearly in at least two regional sites. Consultation is also provided to Vision Program Coordinators in all Local Health Departments.