of People with Disabilities
Disabilities include difficulty with movement, hearing, seeing, communicating or concentrating, remembering, or making decisions. CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) works to ensure that people of all abilities are able to live their lives to the fullest.
As a result of NCBDDD work on…
19 state based and two national programs increase the number of people with a disability who receive preventive care and health promotion from state public health activities and athletes with a disability receive needed health care screenings.
Health care providers improve care for people living with muscular dystrophy using standard treatment recommendations informed by our findings.
The more than 1,400 babies born with spina bifida every year receive better care throughout their lifetime because of NCBDDD data on treatments and surgical care.
As nearly 2.5 million people in the United States with a CHD live longer and healthier lives, they and their health care providers improve care using our data on possible health challenges and treatment needs.
|Disability and Health||$39.0M|
|Congenital Heart Defects||$7.3M|