Folic Acid Partner Toolkits

CDC shares the importance of taking folic acid before and during pregnancy to help prevent serious birth defects of the spine and brain, such as anencephaly and spina bifida. Join us in raising awareness about folic acid and supporting healthy development of babies by using the social media toolkits below. These toolkits include sample social media messages for different audiences, graphics, and videos to help you spread the word about the importance of folic acid.

Join the Conversation
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Use #folicacid and #powertoprevent to help us track the conversation on social media. You can use the sample posts in this toolkit or tailor them to fit your organization’s mission or needs.

Additional Resources:

STLT Collaboration Space

State, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) public health departments can access free, customizable CDC resources on folic acid through the Communication Resource Center.

Medscape Commentary

Genetics experts from CDC answer commonly asked questions about changes to genes and the use of folic acid to help prevent some neural tube defects.