Tag: health disparities

Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Stress during pregnancy: Disparities in mental health

Most of us have experienced stress at some point in our lives. Things like work deadlines and sitting in traffic are part of everyday stress. These ar ...
New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

You may have read the New York Times articles, seen the USA Today pieces or listened to the NPR stories on how the maternity care system in this c ...
Increase in the preterm birth rate

Increase in the preterm birth rate

According to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the preterm birth rate in the United States has gone up again. In 201 ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...
National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. Each year many organizations come together to help raise awareness about the health status of racial and ...
Maternal health and Black History Month

Maternal health and Black History Month

February is Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time when we honor the amazing contributions African-Americans have made to this country, ...
BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

On Tuesday, December 11th the House of Representatives passed two bills that focus on important issues affecting the health of moms and babies in ...
Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

Premature Birth Report Cards grades are not so good this year

The 2018 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Cards are in and the grades aren’t good. The United States received a disappointing grade “C." M ...
Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Maternity care is the health care women get during pregnancy, labor and birth and in the postpartum period after giving birth. Getting quality materni ...
Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

 March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart spoke before the U.S. Congress yesterday (September 27, 2018). She urged lawmakers to pass legislation ...