This CHD Awareness Week, Help Us Save Little Hearts Across The Country
All newborns in Pennsylvania are now screened for critical congenital heart defects before leaving the hospital. And, it's because of the hard work of our many passionate and committed advocates that this lifesaving legislation was passed in 2014.
Small Hearts. Big Challenges.
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We Did It! Passionate PA Advocates Help Newborn Pulse Ox Bill Cross the Finish Line
In Pennsylvania, an April "Pulse Ox" Advocacy Day, with dozens of advocates in attendance, proved successful in getting HB 1420, which had been passed by House many months earlier, moving in the Senate. And, when the bill passed the Senate but got caught up in an unrelated political battle in the House just before the Legislature was to recess for the summer, Government Relations Director, Jennifer Ebersole, reached out to advocates on a Saturday afternoon. These outstanding You're the Cure volunteers made certain legislators heard their voices throughout the remainder of the weekend, getting the bill on the agenda by Monday morning and through its final step in the House by Monday evening.