New CDC Information Packet for National Birth Defects Prevention Month

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In anticipation of the upcoming Birth Defects Prevention Month (January), the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) has released the 2015 National Birth Defects Prevention Month packet. The theme of the packet is “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects – Make a PACT for Prevention.”

The packet was developed in collaboration with many partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Teratology Society. The resources in the packet can be shared with colleagues, policy makers, families, and others during Birth Defects Prevention Month and throughout the year. NBDPN’s goal is to continue to increase awareness that birth defects are “Common, Costly and Critical” and to offer actionable steps that can be taken by professionals, community groups, and the public to prevent birth defects.

If you utilize the packet or any of its elements, the NBDPN is asking that you provide feedback as well as suggestions for future materials by completing an evaluation here.