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Revised Descriptions of Birth Defects and Data Elements

Key Findings: Cost savings of spina bifida prevention after folic acid fortification in the United States


Story of Folic Acid Video

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Welcome to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) website. The NBDPN is a volunteer-based organization that addresses the issues of birth defects surveillance, research and prevention under one umbrella by maintaining a national network of state and population-based birth defects programs. Members include public health officials, epidemiologists, academics, parents, and others committed to understanding factors that may lead to birth defects, identifying strategies for reducing birth defects, and working to prevent potential secondary disabilities.

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