Monitoring and preventing birth defects
Our programs are connected to national organizations
- The Birth Defects Program is part of the National Birth Defects and Prevention Network Inc.
- The Autism Project is part of the national group CADDRE, the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology.
- The Muscular Dystrophy Project is part of the national group MD STARNet, Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network.
- The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Project is part of a multistate collaborative project formed in the mid-1990s.
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in pregnancy is spread through:
- Person-to-person contact (such as kissing, sexual contact, and getting saliva or urine on your hands and then touching your eyes or the inside of your nose or mouth).
- Breast milk of an infected woman who is breast-feeding.
- Infected pregnant women passing the virus to their unborn babies.
- Blood transfusions and organ transplants.
- Colorado Responds to Children With Special Needs (CRCSN) is part of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN), a group of specialized public health reporting programs, surveillance databases and early intervention programs.
- Each program characterizes disease prevalence and provides epidemiological information for research and preventive intervention.
- Programs within the group include birth defects, autism, fetal alcohol syndrome, muscular dystrophy and other specialized databases.