Minnesota Becomes Second State to Adopt Newborn Screening for SMA

On December 27, the Minnesota Commissioner of Health accepted the recommendation of the state’s Advisory Committee on Heritable and Congenital Disorders to add SMA to Minnesota’s newborn screening panel. With this decision, Minnesota becomes the second state, after Missouri, to adopt permanent newborn screening for SMA.

Cure SMA will also be working with an implementation group, created by the Minnesota Department of Health as they move towards statewide newborn screening.

Thank you to all the incredible advocates in Minnesota who have made this progress possible. We look forward to even more milestones in 2018!

Become an Advocate

Cure SMA is actively supporting efforts across the US to add SMA to state newborn screening panels Our goal is for all 50 states to have SMA on screening panels. But we need your help! If you are interested in advocating for SMA newborn screening in your state, you can join our newly created Advocacy Action Network. This network will help us advance legislation, including newborn screening at the state and federal level. Our voices are most powerful when we join together! Become a Cure SMA advocate today.

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