Participating in the National Children’s Study is a unique opportunity to be a part of a landmark health effort. It is the largest, long-term study of environmental and genetic influences on children’s health ever conducted in the United States.
The National Children’s Study will examine the effects of the environment, as broadly defined to include factors such as air, water, diet, sound, family dynamics, community and cultural influences, and genetics on the growth, development, and health of children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years. The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Findings from the Study will be made available as the research progresses, making potential benefits known to the public as soon as possible.
Members of the community who are interested in finding out if they are eligible for the Study, or who want to learn more about local Study efforts should contact us at the Connecticut Study Center for more information. Potential participants who are interested in the Study, but do not live in Connecticut, please visit the full list of National Children’s Study locations on the Study’s national Web site.
For more information about Study participation, including information about joining the Study, the importance of participation, and participant questions and answers, visit our Participants section on the national Web site.