• Enhance surveillance methods to attain fuller ascertainment of cases in Massachusetts;

  • Continue to support local research and publish at least 12 journal articles per year;

  • Secure continued funding for Center activities;

  • Produce educational materials to increase awareness of preventive strategies for birth defects;

  • Assure that all families in Massachusetts affected by birth defects are connected with appropriate services;

  • Enhance this website for use by researchers, providers and the general public.

This information is provided by the Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention within the Department of Public Health.