Publicly funded research and public health programs
Federal advocacy efforts
Our government affairs office lobbies for policies and funding to support research and public health programs aimed at improving the health of women, infants and children as well as preventing prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.
State advocacy efforts
March of Dimes chapters lead legislative and regulatory initiatives to create and strengthen birth defects surveillance and data collection pertaining to the health of women, infants and children.
See also: Federal funding for the National Children's Study, Funding for prematurity-related research, Funding for birth defects activities, Newborn screening funding, State of the Science, Folic Acid 2009