Tag: infant mortality

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
Healthy babies across the life course: Past reflections and future progress during National Minority Health Month

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 ...
It’s September: let’s sound a rallying cry for preventing infant loss

It’s September: let’s sound a rallying cry for preventing infant loss

Today's guest post on the importance of recognizing Infant Mortality Awareness month is from Kweli Rashied-Henry, Director of Health Equity for the Ma ...
Health disparities in premature birth

Health disparities in premature birth

In the United States, rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and infant mortality are higher for black, non-Hispanic infants than for white, non-His ...
U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

U.S. study shows fewer babies are dying in their first year of life

The death of a baby before his or her first birthday is called infant mortality. A new report released by the CDC shows that the infant mortality rate ...
Three quarters of a century young (yes – we’re 79 years old!)

Three quarters of a century young (yes – we’re 79 years old!)

It’s that time of year, when magazines are full of stories and photos of the year in review, and people look back to take stock of their accomplishmen ...

PREEMIE Act signed into law

On Nov. 27th, President Barack Obama signed into law S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, a bill to reauthorize federal research, education and in ...
Thanks to all our volunteers!

Thanks to all our volunteers!

This week, April 21-27, is National Volunteer Week and we want to give an enormous shout out to all our wonderful volunteers. These are the extraordin ...
Tackling infant mortality through innovative health education

Tackling infant mortality through innovative health education

Today's post is written by Sarah Ingersoll, Text4baby Campaign Director, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition September marks Nationa ...

Healthy Babies Challenge

Forty-eight states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have pledged their support to give more babies a healthy start in life by reduc ...