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Birth Defects Communication Toolkit


 LHDs will find this  toolkit useful in helping promote how the Tracking Network is providing data and information about  Birth Defects. LHDs will find overall messages about the Tracking Network plus topic-specific content in the toolbox, including:

·Key messages;

·Talking points;

·Facts about birth defects;

·A matte article; and,

·Sample Facebook posts and Tweets.

Items in the toolkit are designed for LHDs to customize and then share with target audiences. For more specific ideas on how to use each of the pieces, please see the section “How to Use Tool Kit Components” starting on page 4. 

LHDs will find pages 10-18 most helpful. 

Primary Toolkit:

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Communications/Messaging, Disability, Environmental Health, Maternal Health


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The NACCHO Toolbox is a repository of available resources to help local public health practitioners. Tools are produced by local, state, and federal agencies, as well as academic institutions and other stakeholders. The contents of this Toolbox are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect any official recommendations of NACCHO. NACCHO makes no express or implied warranty with respect to the contents and disclaims liability for any damages arising from or connected to the use of the material in this Toolbox.