The Iowa Newborn Screening Program (INSP) used a Deliberative Community Engagement (DCE) model to help inform INSP policy. DCE is a public decision-making event where people learn about issues, deliberate, and influence policy. Recommendations from 26 Iowans were elicited on the following questions: 1) What are important factors to consider when planning for future changes to Iowa’s Newborn Screening (NBS) panel? 2) How should the INSP change communication to families, including results reporting? 3) How can IDPH continue engaging the public to provide ongoing feedback for the INSP? This proposed session will describe the DCE project, the recommendations put forth from the event, and the benefits to the program and lessons learned from using the DCE model.