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Mission

The mission of 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.

Vision

Our vision is: Babies are born healthy. Children reach their potential. And everyone thrives.

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Annual Report

Learn about NCBDDD’s accomplishments.

2016 Key Findings Articles

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Video: The NCBDDD Story

NCBDDD promotes health and enhances the potential for full, productive living throughout the lifespan.      

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Watch this video to learn how CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is making a difference in the health of people every day. cdc.gov/ncbddd/aboutus/video
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