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Certified Duchenne Care Centers

Certified Duchenne Care Centers

Every person with Duchenne deserves the best care and treatment possible. Parents, caregivers, patients have the right to know who is in charge of delivering the care they require and to understand what clinics meet optimal standards.

The Certified Duchenne Care Center Program helps to ensure centers maintain the highest standards in clinical and sub-specialty services, rapidly apply new evidence based knowledge, and comply with standards in clinical care that were established by the CDC Care Considerations. The goal of the program is to reduce discrepancies in care and to make comprehensive care accessible and available for all patients with Duchenne.

We recently named Nationwide Children's Hospital the first Certified Duchenne Care Center. Over the coming year, plans are being made to award other qualified centers.

Certified Duchenne Care Centers


Children’s Hospital Colorado

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Seattle Children's Hospital

Kennedy Krieger Institute



Proposed centers
We hope to certify five additional centers in 2014, with hopes of adding another five to six clinics in 2015. The proposed centers for certification in 2014-2015 include:
  • Children's Medical Center – Dallas
  • UC Davis Children's Hospital
  • University of Iowa Children's Hospital

Is your center interested in becoming a Certified Duchenne Care Center? Review the CDCC Program Requirements for Care and Services (PDF) to determine your eligibility.

To learn more about PPMD’s Certified Duchenne Care Center Program, please contact Kathi Kinnett at

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