How We Help
Improving the Health of Mom & Baby is Our Priority
The Center for Better Beginnings is dedicated to improving maternal health and child development, with a focus on better understanding, preventing, and treating birth defects. Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality in the United States and a major public health priority. More than 5,500 infants die each year because of birth defects—that is 4 times the rate caused by accidents or unintentional injuries.
Babies who live with birth defects can be at a higher risk for many lifelong physical, intellectual and/or behavioral challenges. Learning your child may have a birth defect can be difficult to absorb. Our customized care approach offers programs and services to support families seeking diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Our Center’s focus is on the comprehensive elimination of birth defects. We know this is only possible through pioneering research efforts, coupled by public health outreach and professional training. See how our programs work together to promote better outcomes for both moms and babies.