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Congenital heart defect fact sheets
The short and long versions of the Congenital Heart Defect Fact Sheets address frequently asked questions about congenital heart defects. Topics include prevalence, risk factors and causes, morality, morbidity and healthcare access and costs.

Lifelong care for children, youth and adults
Survival and life expectancy for individuals with congenital heart defects have significantly increased. Lifelong care is important to address nutritional needs, exercise, intellectual delays and many cardiac specific risk factors.

Reducing the risk of CHD before and during early pregnancy
Not all congenital heart defects can be prevented; however there are steps parents can take to increase their chance of having a baby born with a health heart. 

A public health approach to congenital heart disease
The occurrence of congenital heart disease has traditionally been viewed by health care providers and policy makers as a health issue that affects individuals and families. As the most common birth defect, the CHPHC views congenital heart disease as an issue that also impacts the health of the population as a whole. 


 Upcoming Events

Webinar - Beyond policy: implementing care coordination in practice
Webinar - What Every CHD Patient Needs To Know about Pregnancy
Congenital Heart Legislative Conference
Webinar: Adult Congenital Heart Association Advocacy Update
Webinar: Congenital Heart Disease – What Patients Need to Know

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 About the Consortium


The Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC) was formed in an effort to utilize public health principles to affect change for those whose lives are impacted by Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). We invite you to join us in a national multidisciplinary public health approach to CHD throughout the life span. Access the About the Consortium page to learn more about our history, leadership, and structure.

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Learn more about getting involved with the CHPHC, on the the Get Involved page of this site.