AWHONN Position Statement: Newborn Screening

Newborn Screening

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) supports national core standards for newborn screening (NBS) programs. Federal oversight is necessary to guarantee that all pregnant people and their newborns have access to appropriate counseling and access to timely identification of and interventions for congenital diseases and other disorders identified through routine newborn screenings.