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Core funding comes from the annual California state budget. Research studies from 1999 - 2003 have been sponsored by:

bullet Maternal Child Health: Title V Block Grant
bullet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- National Center for Environmental Health
- National Center on Birth Defects & Developmental
bullet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Institute of Health (NIH)
- National Institute of Child Health and Development
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

bullet State of California (University of California, President’s Office)
bullet University of California, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program

Past research funding has come from:

bullet Veterans Affairs (VA)
bullet National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research


The Program is jointly operated by the:

bullet California Department of Health Services, Prevention Services Program, Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, and
bullet March of Dimes, through a contract awarded by competitive bid.

Since 1988, this successful partnership has united the March of Dimes prevention efforts with the State Health Department goals and resources, advancing the Program's mission of finding birth defects causes.
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