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This section of our website has tools and resources for health professionals and researchers.

State Birth Defects Tracking Logic Models and Tools

  • State Birth Defects Program Cooperative Agreements Conceptual Logic Model (PDF | MS Word)

  • Logic Models for Planning and Evaluation - A Resource Guide for the CDC State Birth Defects Surveillance Program Cooperative Agreement (PDF | MS Word)

  • State Birth Defects Program Evaluation Plan Template (PDF | MS Word)

  • State Birth Defects Program Indicators (PDF | MS Word)

  • Worksheet for Capacity Development (PDF | MS Word)

  • Evaluation Checklist for State Birth Defects Surveillance (PDF | MS Word)

  • Birth Defects Prevention Evaluated Activities Matrix (PDF)

Surveillance Guidelines

The technical guidelines in this document from the National Birth Defects Prevention Network consist of a series of chapters covering the fundamental aspects of developing, planning, implementing, and conducting surveillance for birth defects and using the resulting data. They provide a way of improving the quality of birth defects surveillance data, which in turn enhances their use.

Surveillance guidelines »

Statistical Analysis Battery for Epidemiological Research (SABER)

SABER is an interactive, easy-to-use DOS application for performing the following epidemiological analysis tasks:

  • Estimation/testing
  • Sample size/power
  • Probability distributions
  • Mathematics/combinatorics

Download SABER »

Directions

To install SABER, click on "Download SABER" and save the self-extracting zip file to your hard drive. When you run SABERZip.exe, it will create the necessary directories (c:\saber\user) on your c: drive. To run it, run c:\saber\saber.exe, using Explorer (Windows 95, 98, NT), or File Manager (Windows 3.1) or using the Run option from the Start button. For easier execution, you can drag this file to your desktop to create an icon.

SABER was originally written by Lee James. For questions, contact C.J. Alverson at cea7@cdc.gov.

Data & Statistics

Find data and statistics related to birth defects, including prevalence of many types of birth defects.

Research & Tracking

Find a summary of CDC’s birth defects tracking and research.

Articles

Read CDC’s latest scientific articles on birth defects.

Health Communication Materials

CDC's HealthComm KEY databese contains summaries of recent journal articles relating to health communication research and practice. Additional books, articles, journals, websites and other sources that may be useful to individuals interested in health communications are listed in this database. Register for free to use the database.



 

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