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 Federal Partners

The Children’s Health Act of 2000 authorized the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to lead a consortium of federal agencies to conduct the National Children’s Study.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined NICHD in planning and conducting this study. NICHD and NIEHS are both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the biomedical research arm of the federal government. Both CDC and NIH fall under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the principal federal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. EPA is the arm of the federal government that protects human health and the environment.