Program to Enhance the Health & Development of Infants and Children (PEHDIC)
The goals of the PEHDIC are to link the physician community at the national, state, and local levels to activities that support the health and development of children.
In summer 2009, the AAP was awarded PEHDIC—a 5-year cooperative agreement with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PEHDIC activities include: health promotion and disease prevention for newborns and infants; child development and health; early hearing detection and intervention;
early identification of children with developmental disabilities; prevention of secondary conditions in children with disabilities; health promotion for children with disabilities; and transition to adult life.