The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC): A Program of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), was established in 2002 to be the national clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD. The NRC provides comprehensive information and support to individuals with ADHD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their lives.
Although individuals living with AD/HD can be very successful in life, without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, and job failure. Early identification and treatment are extremely important.
Recognizing this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a Public Health Perspective Conference on AD/HD in Atlanta in 1999. A public health research agenda was developed that included the need to establish a national resource center that provides accurate and valid information to the public and professionals.