The New York-Northern New Jersey NCS Center, along with six other Centers across the country, has been selected to lead the implementation of the National Children’s Study.
The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children. To do this, the National Children’s Study will examine the effects of environmental influences on the health and development of 100,000 children across the United States, following them from before birth until age 21 years.
The National Children’s Study is unique because it includes children and families from different areas of the country, from varied backgrounds and different family types. The Study will represent the nation’s children and will provide information to help researchers better understand children’s health in New York, New Jersey, and across the nation, including topics such as birth defects, asthma, obesity, diabetes, learning and behavioral disorders, injuries, and many others.
The New York-Northern New Jersey NCS Center includes research partners from throughout New York and New Jersey, bringing together the best experts on children’s health.