An Introduction to the Message and Graphics Libraries

As part of the STAR-G Project, newborn screening educational materials were reviewed. Focus group with mothers living in Alaska, Hawai‘i, California, Washington, and Oregon were held to determine the best messages and phrases to use when educating families about newborn screening. Surveys were also completed by parents in Hawai‘i and California regarding the best graphics and messages to use in newborn screening brochures. The Message and Graphics Libraries were then developed to help newborn screening programs, health care providers, and others to best educate families about newborn screening.

How Do I Use the Message Library?

What if I Want to Include Disorder-Specific Information?

How Do I Use the Graphics Library?

Who Created the Message and Graphics Libraries?

How Were the Message and Graphics Libraries Created?

The two Libraries were created using input from parents

Where Can I Get More Information?