US Health Agencies Announce Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research

Cerebral Palsy News Today – The 2017 Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research is finished and was recently announced by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

The plan identifies several research priorities that have shown promise in advancing scientific understanding of cerebral palsy and toward finding new therapeutic and preventive strategies, according to NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz and NICHD Director Diana Bianchi.

Cerebral palsy is a leading cause of lifelong disability and is estimated to affect 1 in 323 children in the U.S.

“NINDS and NICHD are committed to supporting scientific research that leads to more effective ways to prevent cerebral palsy and improve quality of life for those affected. We hope the strategic plan will help guide cerebral palsy research over the next 5-10 years,” the agency directors wrote.

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