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Volunteer Spotlight: Rebekah Hall

Author: Rebekah Hall Meet Rebekah Hall. Rebekah is a doctor of clinical psychology, mother of 3, CMV advocate, and much more! We're excited to feature Rebekah in our volunteer spotlight during volunteer month. 

Top 5 Takeaways from CMV 2019

Before we dive into the key discussion points – one underlying theme was ever-present from our perspective – it was and continues to be deeply moving to see how many global professionals are devoting their lives to advancing congenital CMV research. Please know that we see you. And we appreciate you.

National CMV Foundation Nominates Congenital CMV for RUSP Newborn Screening

​National CMV Foundation and the CMV RUSP Nomination Team are excited to announce we have completed the submission of cytomegalovirus to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP). Administered by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the RUSP is a list of 35 core conditions and 26 secondary conditions that all newborns in the US are recommended to be screened for.

Raising Awareness of Congenital CMV in New Jersey

Meet 2018 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant Recipients Allison Goldschlag-Reinking and Laurie Navin of The Central Jersey Family Health Consortium, and learn more about their project to implement a comprehensive educational program about congenital CMV in their region.

What I Took Away from the CMV Public Health & Policy Conference

Author: Kristen H Spytek Our community of parents, advocates, early interventionists, state health employees, clinicians, researchers, scientists, and stakeholders, were well-represented in Burlington last week, and what was extremely encouraging to me, is that both individually and together, we all continue to operate on full cylinders at the very epicenter of what we’re each trying to ultimately do – save babies and prevent birth defects due to congenital CMV.

Raising Awareness of CMV in Arizona

Meet 2018 Public Health Awareness Mini Grant Recipient Melissa Selbt, MPH, Executive Director of The EAR Foundation of Arizona, and learn more about her project to educate and evaluate CMV policy within her state. 

The Ohio CMV Advocacy Project

In May, National CMV awarded the public health awareness mini grant pilot to The Ohio CMV Advocacy Project. We’d like to share their experience in hopes of inspiring others to begin advocating for CMV awareness, on behalf of and in partnership with National CMV, in their state.

A Mother's Fight: Maine's CDC CMV Recommendations

Author: Laura Sweet LD 87 was referred to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services and a public hearing and work session took place in February 2017. The whole process moved much more quickly than I anticipated. We gathered other families and supportive members of Jane’s medical and early intervention teams to testify alongside us. The Committee voted not to pass the bill, but with the understanding that the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-P) would convene a multi-disciplinary work group to review issues surrounding congenital CMV and make recommendations to the Committee within a year.

3 Ways to Support National CMV on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. Join us by making a charitable gift as we work to #stopCMV.

​Get Involved: 6 Ways to Support National CMV This June

June is National CMV Awareness Month. National CMV Awareness Month is a time to educate your community about congenital CMV. Spreading CMV awareness in medical practices, therapy centers, daycares and schools is a great way to celebrate June and promote prevention practices so we may eliminate congenital CMV for the next generation.