Prevalence of Mental and Behavioral Disorders in Premature and Low Birth Weight Babies

By Brenda Stubbs, Triad Regional Coordinator As both a Regional Program Coordinator for the March of Dimes and the mother of a 15 year old son who was born prematurely, the issue of adolescent mental health is a passion of Read More …

Using Reproductive Life Plans to Combat Sexually Transmitted Infections During Pregnancy

by Martina Sconiers-Talbert, MPH, Cape Fear Regional Coordinator We have likely all heard the hype concerning the increase of sexually transmitted infections across the U.S. According to the Huffington Post, chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis rates are at an all-time high. Read More …

From Silos to Collective Impact

by Brenda Stubbs, Triad Regional Coordinator Do you know the old adage, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together?” Having worked in health and human services for over 20 years – specifically Read More …

Reproductive Life Planning to Ensure Healthy Birth Outcomes

by Jennifer Vickery, Western Regional Coordinator One of my favorite parts about being a regional coordinator for the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign is educating consumers on the importance of reproductive life planning and how to create an individualized plan Read More …

Lifestyle Changes for Optimal Preconception Health: A Path to a Healthier You

by NCPHC Contributor Each year, many of us begin making resolutions to eat less, exercise more and manage our stress. ‘Taking care of yourself to become a healthier you’ is a key mantra of the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign Read More …

Find Your Inner Yoshimi: A Look at the Social Determinants of Health and Stress

by Steffie Duginske, Western Regional Coordinator Every time I hear the Flaming Lips song, Yoshimi battles part 1, from their album, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, I can’t help but think that it could be the theme song for the NC Preconception Read More …