Welcome to the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) website.
Founded in 1997, the NBDPN is an organization of state-based programs and other volunteers with an interest in birth defects surveillance and prevention. Learn about our mission, our members, what we do, and the difference we make. More information can be found here.
The NBDPN has accomplished a great deal in its first 20 years, including a Surveillance Standards and Guidelines Manual that may be useful both for new registries and for those wanting to improve what they do. Our annual reports provide data from across the United States to researchers, public health agencies, and advocates. Brief Reports have tackled specific issues such as variability in prevalence data and the occurrence of microcephaly. Our annual meetings and committees have been excellent resources for discussions about shared problems, and for doing collaborative data analyses and other work.