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The HP Committee is responsible for facilitating, updating, and monitoring the Network communications, social networking accounts, and website. The committee also develops and participates in birth defect health observances such as Birth Defect Awareness Month, World Birth Defects Day, and Folic Acid Awareness Week.
Birth Defect Awareness Month
Folic Acid Awareness Week
Media: Social and Website
The mission of the PPD Committee is to intellectually engage members and foster community, connection, and Network growth through conferences, programs, and other professional opportunities.
Diversity and Inclusion
Mentoring and Professional Development
The SDC works to facilitate the creation, presentation, and dissemination of birth defects data products made possible through pooled analyses of multi-site surveillance datasets. The committee works collaboratively across programs, states, and territories; embraces best practices for data utilization; aspires to develop the skills and expertise of members; and, welcomes people of all career backgrounds, skill levels, and personal identities.
Data Repository Development and MaintenancE
Data Access Portal Development and Analytical Practices & Guidelines
Surveillance Guidelines & Standards Committee (SGSC)
The purpose of the SGSC committee is to develop and promote the use of standards and guidelines for birth defects surveillance programs in the United States and increase the quality of birth defects surveillance data. SGSC members, through participation in various workgroups and sub-committees, engage in activities such as 1) exploring, developing, and enhancing technical tools to facilitate surveillance (e.g., abstractor's handbook, Birth Defect Surveillance Guidelines); 2) addressing questions about or exploring issues with coding/coding systems (e.g., ICD-9/10 transition materials and webinars); and 3) developing, implementing, and evaluating data quality and data utilization standards.
Abstractor Technical Tools
Standards Development & Evaluation
Surveillance Guidelines Manual
Operations Committee (OC)
The purpose of the Operations Committee to support and coordinate the general activities of the Network and ensure the organization’s strategic objectives are met. The Operations Committee is made up of chairs from the Functional Committees and Partner Organizations, such as March of Dimes, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium.
Chair(s): Brennan Martin
OC Meetings: Every month on the third Thursday, 11-12pm EST