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Lurie Children's Hospital: Improving Awareness and the Timely Diagnosis of cCMV in Illinois

Our goal is to be able to provide a rapid diagnosis for those newborns who fail their hearing screens in the newborn nursery, when the hearing loss is attributable to infection with CMV during pregnancy.  Recent research has revealed treatment options for those newborns found to have hearing loss from congenital CMV, to optimize hearing outcomes and neurodevelopment. 

The CMVirus Pledge

September is Newborn Screening Month. In April 2019, the National CMV Foundation and the CMV RUSP Nomination Team announced the submission of CMV for inclusion on the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). 

CMVIRUS: Spread the word, not the virus

National CMV Foundation announces the launch of our new public health campaign: CMVIRUS – Spread the Word, Not the Virus.

Flushing Hospital: Raising Congenital CMV Awareness

Congratulations to the Flushing Hospital Medical Center team, led by Dr. Shirley Pinero-Bernardo, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Expecting Health: Increasing Awareness Through Partnerships, Platforms, and Influencers

Congratulations to the Expecting Health team, led by Natasha Bonhonne, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Michigan CMV Project: Increasing Awareness through Education and Screening

Congratulations to Megan Pesch, M.D., a behavioral and developmental pediatrician at the University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics, on being one of our selected recipients for the 2019 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant!

Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Devereaux

Meet Amanda Devereaux. Maternal child health nurse and CMV mom from Des Moines, Iowa. Amanda's passion and drive are helping to make great strides in her community and beyond! 

Sign Up to Save Lives

National CMV recently teamed up with GSW, an award-winning, full-service healthcare communications agency, to create a compelling public health campaign and bring some of our recent advocacy work to life. 

How to Pitch Your Family’s CMV Story to Media

Author: Becky Ericson There’s nothing better than a good story to spread a message. Stories are emotional, filled with context, and how we make sense of the world. And stories, incidentally, are the lifeblood of journalism. But for everyday people not working in media, reaching out to reporters pitching them on your personal experience or your kiddo’s story can be downright intimidating. How can you start from square one and break through the clutter?

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Sweet

Meet Laura Sweet. Laura is a CMV mom and member of the Maine CMV workgroup. When she's not spending time with her family, husband Joe and their two children, Henry and Jane - she's training to run with Compete 4 CMV in this year's NYC Marathon. We're grateful that she took a bit of time to share a bit more about her family, as well as her work as an advocate and CMV parent.