NTD/Folic Acid Information

Folic Acid Awareness Week is recognized early in January every year!  Click here for additional information, resources and educational materials regarding folic acid. 

Folic Acid Surveys  State and national surveys with folic acid questions

NTD Ascertainment Project
Prevalence of neural tube defects among population-based birth defects surveillance systems in the US

Folic Acid Tools and Programs for Health Care Professionals  Links to existing national and state programs and tools developed to educate health care professionals about folic acid and neural tube defects.

Additional Resources


Got a Minute? 
Developed by the National Spina Bifida Association, informational only, has a version that can be read in 1 minute.

ABCs of Folic Acid Counseling
Developed by National Spina Bifida Association in collaboration with CDC.  Offers CEU credit for nurses and health educators. 




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