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 …

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 …