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)
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State Administrator Contact
Joy Rende, MSA, RNC, NE-BD, CPHM
Program Manager, BDAR
Early Identification & Monitoring Program
Birth Defects & Autism Registry
Division of Family Health Services
New Jersey Department of Health
P.O Box 364
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0364
Cell: (609) 815-5514