Welcome to the Friends of NCBDDD!

The Friends of NCBDDD is a coalition of government and private sector participants who work together to enhance the mission and activities of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) in identifying the causes of birth defects and developmental disabilities; helping children to develop and reach their full potential; and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities, including blood disorders. NCBDDD’s work is described by the Center’s four thematic areas:

Saving babies through birth defects prevention and researchSaving babies through birth defects prevention and researchProtecting people and preventing complications of blood disordersImproving healthfor people with disabilities





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  1. Elections are underway!! Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on the Friends of NCBDDD Executive Committee! The Friends of NCBDDD is accepting nominations to serve on the Executive Committee. We are seeking six new officers – a membership chair, a secretary, a communications chair, and three members-at-large. This is a two year commitment (2018-2019) that requires anywhere from two to six hours per month depending on the position. You will find a nomination form here, which outlines the requirements for each position and details how you can nominate yourself or a colleague you think would be a great addition to the leadership of the Friends. We’ll be accepting nominations through October 20.
    Download Nomination Form
  2. Now Archived: Friends NCBDDD Quarterly Check
    • The webinar was originally hosted on September 28, 2017. View the recording HERE
  3. New Friends of NCBDDD Executive Committee elected, terms began January 2017
  4. CALLING FOR CHAMPIONS: The Executive Committee needs your help to serve as a Champion in one or more of the four thematic areas. Learn More
  5. Now Archived: FY 2018 NCBDDD Budget Briefing Webinar
    • About the webinar:
      • Join the Friends of NCBDDD for a review of the President’s FY 2018 budget request for the Center with Dr. Coleen Boyle, NCBDDD Director.
    • View the archive:
      • The webinar was originally hosted on June 22, 2017. View the recording HERE
    • Webinar Resources: