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Birth Defects Communication Toolkit


This CDC toolkit provides information about birth defects and the Tracking Network. Topic-specific content includes key messages, talking points, facts about birth defects, a matte article, and sample Facebook posts and Tweets. Items in the toolkit are designed for LHDs to customize and then share with target audiences.

Accessibility: This PDF is generally accessible using a screen reader or Read Out Loud, but some images and figures do not have alternate text.

Primary Toolkit:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, Disability, Environmental Health, Maternal Health


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The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.