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National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; strategic plan 2011-2015
  • Published Date:

    February 2011

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  • Alternative Title:
    Strategic plan 2011-2015
  • Description:
    "The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) works to advance the health and well-being of our nation's most vulnerable populations. Our focus on women, children, people with a range of disabilities and complex disabling conditions positions us as a resource within public health that is unique and vital. As we approach our ten year anniversary, a reflection on what we have accomplished and what we plan to achieve over the next five years is necessary. This plan describes our vision for the upcoming years and our commitment to achieve important health outcomes during that period." - p. 1
  • Content Notes:
    "February 2011." "Established by the Children's Health Act of 2000, CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is currently organized into three divisions: Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (DBDDD), Blood Disorders (DBD), and Human Development and Disability (DHDD). Congress mandated the creation of the Center in response to strong advocacy efforts by external organizations whose view was that children's health issues were not being adequately addressed by CDC. Prior to formation of NCBDDD, CDC conducted an extensive internal assessment. This assessment focused on existing maternal-child health programs and it made recommendations about critical functions, programs and structure. The initial structure selected was the least disruptive to the Agency while also fulfilling the congressional mandate. It included the activities of two of the current divisions: Human Development and Disability and Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. It was not until 2004 that the Division of Blood Disorders was transferred to the Center from the National Center for Infectious Diseases. The rationale for moving Blood Disorders to NCBDDD was based upon the fact that the Center was already working on a number of chronic disability conditions with a strong genetic component." - p. 2
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