Fact sheets from the Texas BD Monitoring Division
We have chosen cardiac defects as the specific group of congenital
conditions this year. Although many congenital heart defects
have no known cause, we do know that maternal factors and exposures,
specifically diabetes, obesity, and maternal rubella early in
a pregnancy, may cause a heart defect in the fetus.
Members of the Education & Outreach Committee of the NBDPN
developed this packet. The NBDPN consists of individuals and
organizations working at the local, state, and national levels
in birth defects surveillance, research, and prevention. For
more information about the NBDPN, visit our website at www.nbdpn.org.
The materials in the packet are from a variety of sources. Ones
developed by the Education & Outreach Committee are available
on the NBDPN website. Materials from CDC, March of Dimes, and
American Heart Association can be obtained directly from them;
some for no charge. For additional copies of the video or DVD,
please contact Amy Case. Our intent is that materials will be
useful to you in promoting awareness of birth defects and birth
defects prevention. We are also interested in knowing how you
used the materials. Remember to complete the evaluation form
(form - PDF or form
- MS Word), which can be found on the left side of the packet.
Questions about the materials or about activities of the Committee
can be directed to Civillia Winslow Hill at (360) 236-3518,
or Cara Mai at (770) 488-3550, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you find the information and materials useful as you
join us in promoting your own campaigns for Birth Defects Prevention
Month, January 2004.
Rober Meyer, President, NBDPN
Civillia Winslow Hill, Chair, Education and Outreach Committee
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