Birth Defects Surveillance


PURPOSE

  • Identify and describe congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Detect trends and epidemics in congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Quantify morbidity and mortality of congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Stimulate epidemiological research regarding congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Identify risk factors for congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Facilitate intervention in and prevention of congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Facilitate access to treatment for congenital anomalies and abnormal conditions of newborns;
  • Inform and educate the public about congenital anomalies, stillbirths and abnormal conditions of newborns.

The components of public health surveillance and resulting public health action include:

Surveillance Components

Kansas Statutes, KSA 65-1,241 et seq. |
Kansas Administrative Regulations, KAR 28-4-520, 28-4-521

Guidelines for public health surveillance systems