Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

By Kweli Rashied-Henry, March of Dimes Director of Health Equity  Frederick Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” As a country, we have made tremendous strides in the health of all populations since this famed Read More …

Perinatal Leaders in Action: Belinda Pettiford, MPH, Head of Women’s Health Branch

For more than 30 years, Belinda has worked in public health, creating positive change for North Carolina’s women and children. Since November 1995, she has been with the North Carolina Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section (Title Read More …

Preconception Health Webinar Series Returns!

  The March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign Webinar Series starts in January! You’re invited to participate in five free webinars focused on improving the health of women prior to pregnancy and aiming towards better birth outcomes. Click Read More …

The Intersection of Physical and Mental Health and Its Impact on Birth Outcomes – PART TWO

by Brenda Stubbs, Triad Regional Coordinator & Jennifer Vickery, Western Regional Coordinator When thinking about addressing mental health, it’s important to note that our minds and bodies are not separate systems and that often when the body experiences a mental Read More …

The Intersection of Physical and Mental Health and Its Impact on Birth Outcomes – PART ONE

by Brenda Stubbs, Triad Regional Coordinator & Jennifer Vickery, Western Regional Coordinator Smoking status, alcohol and drug use, folic acid intake, chronic health conditions like diabetes, hypertension, asthma, STIs…these are all things that are routinely screened for and monitored in Read More …

Welcome Danielle Little!

We’re happy to welcome our new Eastern Regional Coordinator, Danielle Little, to the March of Dimes NCPHC Team! Danielle believes in the value of health education and the impact it can have on the overall well-being and success of growing Read More …

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 …