NICHD research programs incorporate the following concepts:
- Events that happen prior to and throughout pregnancy, as well as during childhood, have a great impact on the health and well-being of children and adults.
- Human growth and development is a life-long process that has many phases and functions.
- Learning about the reproductive health of women and men and educating people about reproductive practices is important to individuals and society.
- Developing medical rehabilitation interventions can improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities and their families.
NICHD provides brief descriptions of some of its research advances by calendar year: