Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Education and Outreach Initiative Grant

Submission Date: May 13, 2008

Expected Number of Awards: 1
Award Ceiling: $706,797

The purpose of the program is to develop and implement a coordinated national education and outreach initiative for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DBMD). Education activities involving DBMD will be developed for, and disseminated to target audiences, including healthcare providers, individuals who have DBMD and their families, and underserved populations. The awardee will collaborate with national and international organizations and stakeholders in the muscular dystrophy community to develop education and outreach activities serving applications that include, but are not limited to, expanding awareness of DBMD for all audiences listed above, increasing an understanding of diagnostic and healthcare management issues by pediatricians and other clinical primary health care providers, and improving utilization of services to decrease morbidity and mortality and optimize health and well-being throughout an individual's lifespan.

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