United States Scores a big fat “D”

Today is Prematurity Awareness Day, and I really wish I had some happy news to report. We just released the second annual Premature Birth Report Card and America scored a depressing “D.” What that means is that every year, we’re failing more than half a million babies.


Each state received its own report card, by the way, and you can find your state’s grade here. No state earned an “A,” and Vermont was the only state that received a “B.” Even though seven states improved their grade, I’m sure you’ll agree we have a long way to go.


You can help in a big way today by blogging about premature birth. And updating your Facebook and Twitter status.  

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3 Responses to “United States Scores a big fat “D””

  1. Nancy Says:

    How scary. I’m almost proud to say that I grew up in Vermont…but I didn’t have my twins there, so I guess there’s that.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! And thanks so much for organizing everything for today. What a great thing to do!!

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  3. Joe Says:

    I just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog! I hope we can continue to raise awareness on this issue and keep fighting for preemies.