National Birth Defects Prevention Network - Project/Committee Information

Name:NTD Surveillance/ Folic Acid Education
Contact:Tim Flood and Barbara Frohnert <Timothy.Flood@azdhs.gov;Barbara.Frohnert@health.state.mn.us>

Description:
This committee focuses on activities in the areas of folic acid education and use of birth defects surveillance data to monitor and evaluate neural tube defects prevention programs. Standing tasks include assembling information on current state and local neural tube defects prevention activities, reviewing statistical surveillance strategies for monitoring neural tube defects, and providing information and guidance to those involved in this work around the country. The committee also works toward routine compilation of timely data on total prevalence of neural tube defects (including live births, stillbirths, and prenatally diagnosed cases) from all participating states, and providing guidance to surveillance programs needing assistance in order to participate.



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