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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

February 7-14, 2014

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, the annual awareness effort to help educate the public about congenital heart defects (CHD), kicks off on Friday, February 7 and culminates the following week on Friday, February 14. The Congenital Heart Information Network (TCHIN) has developed a resource page with suggested ideas for participating in CHD Awareness Week, including requesting a proclamation, using Social Media to inform people about CHD, and distributing the CHD Awareness Week brochure throughout contact networks. From the TCHIN page: “By sharing our experiences and providing information, we hope to raise public awareness about conditions that affect approximately 40,000 babies each year in the United States alone.”