The mission of the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is to save babies by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects; help children reach their potential by understanding developmental disabilities; reduce complications of blood disorders; and improve the health of people living with disabilities. Babies are born healthy. Children reach their potential. And everyone thrives. Currently, the Center includes three divisions - the Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders, the Division of Human Development and Disability, and the Division of Blood Disorders.
Our vision is: Babies are born healthy. Children reach their potential. And everyone thrives.
The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector participants who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD).
See how NCBDDD’s focus areas are making a difference across the life span.
Personal stories from people who are touched in some way by birth defects, blood disorders, and disabilities.
Learn about NCBDDD's mission and work.
- Page last reviewed: June 30, 2016
- Page last updated: June 30, 2016
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