Summer 2016 Volume 13, Edition 2
Given the rise in the past decade of lifelong, incurable, disabilities, such as Autism and Cerebral Palsy, and the great cost to our children, families, and society, as a nation and part of the global community, we know we must broaden research to find the causes to prevent them. NHU is committed to advocate for definitive data collection for research to find the causes to prevent disabilities.
Every year 127,000 more children and their families are impacted in the U.S. Each year, 75 to 120 billion dollars is transferred to our future national debt.
If disability has not happened to you or your family, with these odds, it could happen tomorrow; we cannot afford to delay!
We must care enough and work NOW to ensure a bright future for all children!
Although we do not know all causes for these developmental disabilities, there is much we do know about risk factors and that a significant percent of these disabilities may be preventable. Data about birth is difficult to obtain, however, if data is not collected, any statements regarding cause of disability is opinion or guess and not research based science.
We have been writing the World Health Organization, Departments of Health and Human Services, the National Center for Health Statistics, and their health partners, to update the data collection before, during and after birth on the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth in accordance with medical research needs.
This is a first step, Call for Action for better measures and coordination of data sources across agencies to strengthen data systems and to guide more strategic, responsive and effective policies, research, programs, and interventions.
Prevention of disability without first scientifically, accurately and efficiently collecting data will be impossible for this and unknown future lifetimes.
In addition, NHU is taking steps to make all of us more aware of our role in protecting the unborn, more education for a quality standard of health for parents and newborns, to ensure at the very minimum, a safe entrance to life for each and every child born. We have a vision for each child to realize their maximum potential without unnecessary devastating limitations from disabilities!
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Are you planning purchases for Father’s Day, the lucky graduate, summer lawn and garden supplies? Groceries, gas, movies, fast food, restaurants, and retailers are available.
Scrip orders are due: Thursday, May 26, 2016
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