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January 22, 2009

Public Comment: DRAFT Child Development and Behavior (CDB) Branch Report to Councils

Each component of the NICHD reports its activities to the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development (NACHHD) Council, the federal advisory committee for the NICHD. The NACHHD Council follows all regulations set forth in the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Beginning in 2005, the Institute implemented a revised process for reporting to the NACHHD Council by expanding the reports to include a section on possible future directions for its extramural Branches, Divisions, and Centers.

To better inform these possible future directions, the Institute also makes a draft of each report available for public comment. This type of feedback is critical to help the NICHD fulfill its mission, while considering the needs of the different communities impacted by NICHD research.

The ENG Branch Draft Report
The ENG Branch is the latest NICHD component to employ this process. A draft of the ENG Branch Report to the NACHHD Council (PDF 452 KB) is now available.

Written comments on the draft report should be sent via e-mail to; please use CDB BRANCH REPORT in the subject line of your message.

The period for comments closes on February 5, 2009.

The final CDB Branch report will be available later in 2009, both for single-copy order and for viewing/download.