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    Advocacy

    Advocate for California’s Moms and Babies

    The March of Dimes California Chapter leads policy and legislative efforts that support our mission of improving the health of women, infants and children by reducing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The key to that success is the commitment and involvement of our grassroots volunteers in demonstrating to policy makers and legislators how the work that we do saves lives in California. Below are details about our current policy priorities and how you can get involved in these efforts.

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    California Advocacy Issues and Priorities

    • In 2014, March of Dimes will be working to restore funding in the California Budget for the Black Infant Health Program.  This is a successful program that aims to reduce prematurity and infant mortality among Black infants.  See our fact sheets on restoring funding and health disparities for Black infants for more information.
    • March of Dimes is also working to ensure that low-income pregnant women have access to comprehensive maternity coverage. See our fact sheet for more information.
    • Read our 2013 Advocacy Year in Review for all the details on our advocacy efforts in 2013, including our work to secure no copays for prenatal care visits, expand eligibility for Medi-Cal and increase education about the risks of environmental exposures on a healthy pregnancy.
    • View our 2013 Legislative Vote Record to see how members of the California Legislature voted on all the bills that March of Dimes supported.
    • Starting October 1, 2013, Californians can sign up for health insurance through Covered California, the health insurance marketplace created to implement the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The March of Dimes supports the ACA and advocated for many laws and regulations to implement it in California because it will provide important opportunities to ensure healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.  For more information on how the ACA benefits the health of women, children and families, see our Covered California fact sheet.
      To get more information from Covered California or to sign up for health insurance, click on the Covered California button below:

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    • Read our 2012 Advocacy Update for full details on our advocacy efforts in 2012, including successfully advocating for the Legislature to pass and the Governor to sign AB 1731. This new law will save the lives of babies by requiring all newborns to be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) starting July 1, 2013. To learn more about CCHD and the need for this screening, read Connor’s story.
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