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.