The National Children's Study Vanguard Phase supported a formative research program that included the development and assessment of tools, instruments, methods and assays to address the assessment of child health. The preliminary results of the formative research program examining health measurements produced an initial framework and validated multiple instruments that are relevant for assessing child health and well being at several relevant ages.The National Children's Study is mandated by Public Law 106-310 Section 1004 to "plan, develop, and implement a prospective cohort study, from birth to adulthood, to evaluate the effects of both chronic and intermittent exposures on child health and human development" and is required to " incorporate behavioral, emotional, educational, and contextual consequences to enable a complete assessment ofthe physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial environmental influences on children 's well-being."

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Station Support Contracts (N03)
Project #
275201200007I-2-27500003-1
Application #
8880512
Study Section
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Northwestern University at Chicago
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Evanston
State
IL
Country
United States
Zip Code
60201