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CDC Awards Grants To Establish First National ADHD Resource Center
Psychiatric News
Volume 37 Number 22 page 13-13

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in August that it awarded $750,000 to Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) to establish and operate the first National Resource Center on ADHD.

CHADD is a national organization that has more than 20,000 members and 200 chapters working to improve the lives of people with ADHD.

The National Resource Center will serve as a free information clearinghouse for policy initiatives that benefit people with ADHD. The policy goals include improving health insurance coverage and access to multimodal treatments for people with ADHD, according to a press release from CHADD.

"This is a monumental development in CHADD’s history and a significant milestone in recognizing the challenges faced by persons with ADHD," said Clarke Ross, CHADD’s chief executive officer, in the press release.

CHADD will use the grant to establish a national library and hire a director, librarian, and information specialists. The resource center will produce fact sheets in English and Spanish on topics affecting children and adults with ADHD.

The National Resource Center on ADHD is the third such center to be funded by the CDC. The other two national centers focus on paralysis and limb loss.

More information about CHADD is posted on its Web site at www.chadd.org.

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