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Congratulations to our March of Dimes Arizona team in their efforts to rally lawmakers to pass Medicaid postpartum extension in the FY22-23 budget this week. Now the bill awaits the governor’s signature! Thank you @TylerPaceAZ for his support & #MarchForChange #advocates in AZ!…
We want to thank our National Service Partner @trisigma for hosting us at their annual convention this week! We enjoyed meeting your members and writing notes of hope for those with an infant in the NICU. #notesofhope
4. Expand and Diversify the Perinatal Workforce 5. Strengthen Economic and Social Supports for People Before, During, and After Pregnancy
2. Ensure Those Giving Birth are Heard and are Decisionmakers in Accountable Systems of Care. 3. Advance Data Collection, Standardization, Transparency, Research, and Analysis
The 5 goals of the strategy include: 1. Increase Access to and Coverage of Comprehensive High-Quality Maternal Health Services, Including Behavioral Health Services
We thank @POTUS, @VP for their leadership on #maternalhealth with the creation of a roadmap for addressing the #maternalmortality crisis in the U.S.: #BlanketChange
Families facing stillbirth need our support. Help us ask your lawmakers in Congress to show their leadership and cosponsor the SHINE for Autumn Act to improve education, public awareness, research, and tracking of #stillbirths in the US: #BlanketChange
Connecting with fellow #Hoya @mariashriver was incredible - sharing our passion about #womenshealth - her work to address #Alzheimers is inspiring @aspenideas #AspenIdeasHealth
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A new survey with WAM & @ClevelandClinic reveals many women are unaware of issues that can impact their long-term health, including that 82% of American women are unaware that they are at greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Read more:
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Have you used our My NICU® Baby app? Please take our five-question survey to help us improve the app to help it better serve families with their babies in the NICU!…
Today @MarchofDimesCEO was published in @thehill to share why we need legislation establishing lasting structures that lean on the expertise non-profits have to increase the impact of the collective work alongside government programs. Read more here…
Dr. Marina Sirota, Ph.D. at @UCSFMedicine shares how her team is using data to better understand #pretermbirth. Learn more about how our Prematurity Research Centers (PRCs), in the U.S. and London, are advancing this critical research:…
We've been working with Congress, state gov'ts to advance Medicaid Postpartum Extension from 60 days to 12 months under the #AmericanRescuePlan. We applaud @CMSGov with ME, MN, NM, and DC joining to aid up to 15,000 people annually. #BlanketChange
We're thrilled to announce the opening of a new Prematurity Research Center (PRC) at @UCSFMedicine focused on data sharing, computational drug discovery and electronic medical record research, to help reduce rates of preterm birth in the U.S. Read more:
We thank the House for passing critical #maternalmentalhealth bills in the mental health package, Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022 (H.R.7666): the Light for MMH and SUD Act (H.R.7073) and TRIUMPH for New Moms Act (H.R.4217) Next up is the Senate!
CDC released a new resource ( to support Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) in moving data to action to prevent #MaternalMortality and improve #MaternalHealth!
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Despite spending more than any other country on maternity care, the U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. Overall, pregnancy-related mortality is increasing, and the scientific community does not know why.
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With a March of Dimes Charitable Remainder Trust, you can provide for your family while supporting moms and babies everywhere. Learn more.…
75% of women who experience #maternalmentalhealth symptoms go untreated, costing the US $14 billion or $32,000 per mom and baby. Join us in urging Congress to pass the Into the Light for MMH and SUD Act now! #BlanketChange
Pregnant workers shouldn’t be forced to pick between their paycheck and the health of their baby and family. Join us in demanding the Senate pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act today! #BlanketChange #ProtectPregnantWorkers #PWFA
Awareness to Action: Dismantling Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare™ training provides health care professionals and students with important insights to recognize and remedy #implicitbias in maternal and infant #healthcare settings. Learn more at…
Up to 20% of pregnant persons will experience #maternalmentalhealth challenges. Screening, early intervention helps them get crucial support. The TRIUMPH for New Moms Act could ensure this - Ask your lawmakers to cosponsor it today: #BlanketChange
Today, I joined fellow advocates attending meetings with the offices of Senator Tom Carper, Senator Ben Cardin, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Rep. Andy Harris, M.D. as we #MarchForChange on Federal Advocacy Day in DC to improve health for moms and babies #MODMOMentum
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.@CMSGov approved actions in Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico & DC to extend #Medicaid & #CHIP coverage 12 months after pregnancy. As a result, an additional 15K individuals annually will have access to health coverage for a full year after pregnancy.…
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We're proud to stand with @NCMOD1 in support of #MedicaidExpansion & the #SAVEact. Thanks to Michaela Penix for recording this with us to encourage @NCHouseSpeaker, @NCHouseGOP & @NCHouseDems to concur on H149. #NCGA @MarchofDimes #NursingForward®
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We thank the office of @michaelcburgess for joining our #advocates to talk about maternal mental health and #Momnibus legislation today during our #MarchForChange Federal Advocacy Day. We thank the Congressman for his leadership on maternal & infant health issues. #BlanketChange
We now have 33 cosponsors for Into the Light for MMH and SUD Act of 2022 (H.R. 7073) by @RepKClark. We thank @RepMikeCarey, @RepDrewFerguson, @RepOHalleran, and @RepRoybalAllard for their leadership. Help us get your lawmakers to sign on today!
We thank @SenatorCarper and his staff for meeting with us today during our #MarchForChange Federal #Advocacy Day to discuss #Momnibus, #maternalmentalhealth, and #doula legislation. Join us virtually to take action for moms and babies!
Marvin B. Figueroa @HHS_IEA spoke to @MarchofDimesCEO, Sharon Mills Higgins, our Board Chair, and our National Board of Trustees last night. We thank Marvin and @HHSGov for being such great partners in the fight for the health all moms and babies! #BlanketChange
Today’s the day for our #MarchForChange Federal #Advocacy Day! Help us take action for the health of every family. #BlanketChange…
Today before the @JudiciaryDems, @SenJudiciaryGOP subcommittee hearing on the #BabyFormulaCrisis, our Jennifer Sedlmeyer, Senior Director, Professional Education, submitted testimony on the impact the crisis is having on maternal and infant health:
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Register now for the National Mom and Baby Action Network Summit, Oct. 24-25 in Atlanta, GA. The #MBAN summit brings together community partners and philanthropists to help advance equity in maternal and infant health. Register at … #IgnitingImpactTogether
Yesterday the Senate HELP Committee passed the S. 4052 - the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2022! @MarchofDimesCEO previously provided testimony urged Congress to reauthorize this legislation. We now seek its Senate floor vote!
Thank you @SenSchumer for your recognition that pregnant and postpartum workers deserve stronger legal protections in the workplace. We are counting on you to bring the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act to a vote. Join us in #ProtectPregnantWorkers now.
Thank you @SenCortezMasto for your leadership in cosponsoring the S. 346, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021. Join us in urging your Senators to support #Momnibus, too, today:
This Thursday, 6/16, is our #MarchForChange Federal #Advocacy Day! We'll meet lawmakers to improve work conditions for pregnant persons, open access for midwives, provide doula coverage. Our voices are being heard for every family! Join us: #BlanketChange
Our Senior Director of PR & Communications, Christine Sanchez, was recognized by @PRWeekUS as one of the 2022 Women of Distinction! Congratulations Christine!…
“Research has supported that #doulas help with better outcomes in general for births, reduced preterm births, and reduced both maternal and infant mortality and morbidity,” said one expert from @MarchofDimes. 📝…H
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This week, we joined @American_Heart @LungAssociation @AmericanCancer @ACSCAN @AmDiabetesAssn to urge North Carolina leaders to expand access to health care and strengthen their health care system by closing the health insurance coverage gap. #MarchForChange
In collaboration with @SGRho, Project Cradle Care aims to improve pregnancy outcomes in high-risk communities by increasing access to prenatal education and care. This spring, more than 100 chapters volunteered to provide 4,600 care kits to NICU families.…
Join our next Healthy Moms, Strong Babies webinar on 6/16 at 2pm ET, where a panel of experts and parents will explore the many facets of modern parenthood and talk through ways to ensure all families get an equitable, healthy, and safe start. RSVP:
We thank @RepFeenstra for cosponsoring the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act of 2022 (H.R. 7011) by @RepAdams. #stillbirth #BlanketChange
We thank @repjimcooper for his leadership in cosponsoring the Maternal and Child Health Stillbirth Prevention Act of 2022 (H.R. 7011) by @RepAdams. Join us in asking your Representative to cosponsor it today! #stillbirth #BlanketChange
USDA has been working with states to make it easier for families to purchase the formula they need with their #WIC benefits. #WICWednesday
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Workplace safety is top of mind for many employers but Black and Latinx pregnant workers in low-wage, physical jobs often are denied accommodations. In the @timesunion, we urge Congress to pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act like NY has: #BlanketChange
Up to 20% of pregnant mothers will suffer #maternalmentalhealth issues. Screening, early intervention are crucial to help moms get support. The TRIUMPH for New Moms Act could ensure this - Urge your lawmakers to support it! #BlanketChange
Pregnant workers shouldn’t be forced to pick between their paycheck and the health of their baby and family. Join us in demanding the Senate pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act today! #BlanketChange #ProtectPregnantWorkers #PWFA
Our North Carolina #advocates are meeting with lawmakers today during their #MarchForChange event to improve health access and equity for every family. Good luck and thank you for helping get moms and babies the best possible start! #BlanketChange
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