AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement
In the fall of 2002, AUCD entered into a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) to strengthen the nation's capacity to carry out public health activities in the areas of birth defects, developmental disabilities, and health promotion for people living with disabilities.
Follow the links in this section to learn more about the AUCD-NCBDDD partnership, cooperative agreement developments, Research Topic of Interest (RTOI) opportunities, application procedures, upcoming training opportunities, and more. Questions regarding the AUCD-NCBDDD Cooperative Agreement should be directed to Adriane Griffen.
Friends of NCBDDD
The Friends of NCBDDD (formerly the External Partners Group, EPG) 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 promoting child development; preventing birth defects and developmental disorders/disabilities; and enhancing the quality of life and preventing secondary conditions among people who are living with mental or physical disabilities, or a combination thereof.
Since 2007 AUCD has partnered with The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to implement the "Act Early" Regional Summit Project supported by the Learn the Signs. Act Early Campaign and the implementation of the Combating Autism Act.