Birth Defects Program


To improve birth outcomes by identifying and monitoring birth defects.

What we do

  • Collaborate with state agencies, healthcare providers, community organizations, parents and other key stakeholders; to create a more effective surveillance system and information strategies.
  • Identify children with birth defects and monitor prevalence trends.
  • Coordinate and develop effective strategies for primary and secondary prevention of birth defects.
  • Link children with birth defects, and their families, to appropriate services on a timely basis.
  • Assure that healthcare providers, professionals and families have access to information regarding birth defect.