Birth Defects Registry

The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) is a group of birth defects programs and individuals working at the local, state and national levels in birth defects monitoring, research and prevention. The network:
  • Assesses the impact of birth defects on children, families and health care.
  • Identifies factors that can be used to develop primary prevention strategies.
  • Helps families and their providers in secondary disabilities prevention.
  • Pursues these goals:
    • Improve access and application of information about the prevalence and trends of birth defects.
    • Increase collaboration among members within the birth defects community.
    • Advance science through birth defects monitoring and its application to public health efforts and resource allocation.