The NICHD conducts and supports research to understand the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
As a result of these activities, the NICHD provides health and research information about an impressive array of topics that fall within its mission. This information is useful to non-researchers, including families, patients, and caregivers, as well as to those with scientific or health care backgrounds, including health care providers, researchers, and scientists.
Select a link on the left to learn more about conditions and topics within the NICHD’s mission.
A to Z Topics
The NICHD advances understanding about topics that play a role in health and well-being throughout the lifespan. Read more about these topics and conditions and the NICHD research that shapes our understanding of them.
Clinical Trials & Clinical Research
Find information about NICHD clinical trials as well as guidance for investigators who are conducting clinical research.
Health Education Campaigns & Programs
The NICHD conducts and participates in health education campaigns, programs, and outreach about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death, media and youth, maternal and child health, healthy weight, and more. Find out more about the Institute's activities and outreach.
Publications are available to parents, families, patients, researchers, health care providers, educators, and other members of the public for download or ordering. Search for publications by topic or type.
Scientific Research Planning
Learn more about the NICHD's vision for the future and the scientific goals that guide its day-to-day efforts.
Access scientific databases, models, datasets, libraries, and other resources for assistance with or use in research.
Learn more about the research that the NICHD supports and conducts on the health of children, adults, families, and populations. Find out about the different intramural and extramural research Divisions within the NICHD and various networks and other projects supported by the Institute.