See also Birth Injury.
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See our NHU page on Cerebral Palsy Research for more information on what is being done in research to find the risk factors and causes to prevent Cerebral Palsy and research on early interventions and treatments.
Birth Injury Prevention from ABC Law Centers. This lawyer sponsored website offers much information for the prevention of birth injury. A comprehensive description of each of the various ways a child may experience a birth injury and how to prevent them. Also included on the site is a Frequently Asked Questions.
Disability in America toward a National Agenda for Prevention – Andrew M. Pope and Alvin R. Tarlov Editors Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 1991.
“This report goes beyond the traditional medical model to consider and address the needs of people with disabling conditions after those conditions exist and after they have been "treated" and "rehabilitated." Prevention of the initial condition (primary prevention) is certainly important, but the emphasis in this report is on developing interventions that can prevent pathology from becoming impairment, impairment from becoming functional limitation, functional limitation from becoming disability, and any of these conditions from causing secondary conditions.”
NHU Report on the Prevention of Disabilities - Spring 2015
Read about the rising prevalence of developmental disabilities, the impact of developmental disabilities and the need for data for research. ----We all know to move forward on any problem facing mankind requires research. We are stating, in order to protect children of the future, newborns, their parents and society from disabilities, we should broaden the scope of data collected through the U.S. Standard Certificate of Live Birth. This update to our existing data system would be more easily adopted and is necessary to more effectively meet current research needs for the purpose of preventing disabilities. Existing data collected is vague and not in sync with the rapid advances in medicine for today. Where is the data on birth injury in America?
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