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 …

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 …

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 …