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 …

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 …

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 …

New Opportunity for Public Health Professionals

First Forum Coming to Eastern NC March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign (NCPHC) is hosting its first forum titled, “Springing into Action! A Closer Look at Preconception Health Across North Carolina.” This forum aims to increase provider awareness about 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 …