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August 15, 2018

Illinois Adopts Permanent SMA Screening

Illinois Adopts Permanent SMA Screening

Last night, Governor Bruce Rauner of Illinois signed SB 456, adding spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) to the state’s newborn screening panel.

The bill adds Illinois to a number of states who have already adopted permanent SMA screening, including Missouri, Utah, Minnesota and...

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July 17, 2018

Wisconsin Moves One Step Closer to SMA Newborn Screening

Wisconsin Moves One Step Closer to SMA Newborn Screening

The Wisconsin Secretary of Health Services, Linda Seemeyer, recently approved the addition of SMA to the newborn screening panel through the administrative rule making process. SMA was nominated in November 2017 for addition to the Wisconsin panel. In December 2017, the Umbrella Committee of...

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July 3, 2018

HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, Recommends Nationwide Newborn Screening for SMA

HHS Secretary, Alex Azar, Recommends Nationwide Newborn Screening for SMA

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today approved the recommendation that newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy be implemented nationwide. This recommendation was issued on February 8, 2018, by the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC)....

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June 28, 2018

SMA Newborn Screening Moves Forward in New Jersey

SMA Newborn Screening Moves Forward in New Jersey

Earlier this month, the New Jersey State Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens unanimously approved S. 974. Introduced by Senator Troy Singleton, the bill would add SMA to the New Jersey’s...

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May 31, 2018

Ohio Moves One Step Closer to SMA Newborn Screening

Ohio Moves One Step Closer to SMA Newborn Screening

The Ohio Newborn Screening Advisory Committee recommended that SMA be added to their state’s newborn screening panel. The recommendation now goes to the Ohio Department of Health for a rulemaking process. Once these rules are developed and approved, SMA will be officially added to the...

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May 14, 2018

Indiana Becomes Fourth State to Adopt Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Indiana Becomes Fourth State to Adopt Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

On Friday, Governor Eric Holcomb held a signing ceremony for Indiana House Bill 1017, adopting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID).

Dubbed “Graham’s Bill” in honor of Graham Vollmer, the bill was largely...

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May 9, 2018

SMA Advocates Meet With House and Senate Offices

SMA Advocates Meet With House and Senate Offices

On Thursday, April 26, Cure SMA traveled with more than 70 spinal muscular atrophy advocates to Washington DC to meet with congressional offices. The advocates represented 24 states and DC. The purpose of the advocacy day was to advance life-changing opportunities for our community through SMA...

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April 24, 2018

SMA Community Leaders to Gather in Washington DC to Network, Learn and Advocate

SMA Community Leaders to Gather in Washington DC to Network, Learn and Advocate

On Thursday, April 26, more than 70 chapter leaders, event organizers and board/committee members, representing 24 states and DC, will gather in Washington DC for two days of networking, learning, and advocacy. The activities include a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill, meeting with House and...

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Topics: Community & Awareness, Advocacy, Front Page News

April 18, 2018

Spring 2018 Issue of Compass Now Available Online

Spring 2018 Issue of Compass Now Available Online

The Spring 2018 issue of Compass is now available online. The issue covers Cure SMA’s newborn screening efforts, including how NBS can help children diagnosed with SMA, the addition of SMA to the federal Recommended...

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Topics: Research, Advocacy, Front Page News

March 23, 2018

House and Senate Vote to Increase Federal Funding for Newborn Screening Programs

House and Senate Vote to Increase Federal Funding for Newborn Screening Programs

Today, Congress passed a new federal spending bill, increasing funding for several critical newborn screening programs, that the President also signed. The bill increases funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Heritable Disorders Program by more than $2...

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Topics: Support & Care, Advocacy, Front Page News

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