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Birth Defects Registry

Program Description

The Birth Defects Registry is a population-based registry of children with specific birth defects. It serves as the primary entry point into the local, community-based case management system of the Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services Program. 

 

History and Purpose

The NJ Birth Defects Registry was established in 1928 as the “Crippled Children’s Commission” and is the nation’s first birth defects registry. Since 1985, New Jersey has maintained a population-based registry of children with specific birth defects, including metabolic, genetic, and hearing disorders excluded by most other state registries. (Read more)


Contact Us

Please email us: eim.bdars@doh.nj.gov or call us at (609) 292-5676

State Administrator Contact
Sandra J. Howell, PhD
Executive Director
Special Child Health and Early Intervention Services
New Jersey Department of Health
P.O Box 364
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364
Phone: (609)-292-5676
Cell:  (609) 292-8235
Email: Sandra.Howell@doh.nj.gov

Last Reviewed: 8/20/2020