Online Program

Epidemiology, Identification and Life Course Perspective for Children with Select Special Health Needs: U.S. Perspective

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Gloria L. Krahn, PhD, MPH, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
The U.S. is relatively rich in data on detection of developmental disabilities, birth defects, and special health needs. This presentation will outline several surveillance methods and epidemiologic data on select conditions in the United States. Findings from various studies will be presented along with an overview of the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities initiatives, programs, and activities related to developmental disabilities and birth defects.

Learning Areas:


Learning Objectives:
Describe national and international programs and activities associated with tracking birth defects and developmental disabilities

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Director of the Division of Human Development and Disability at CDC. I have had 30 years of experience working in disability and health, have worked clinically with children with special health care needs for 15 years, co-edited the first textbook on Disability and Public Health, and served as Chair of the Disability Section of APHA.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.