March of Dimes Florida Chapter distributes 19 Community Awards - Awards help Florida’s moms and babies
Maitland, Florida, March 27, 2014
March of Dimes Florida Chapter has presented community awards to organizations across the state to address unmet maternal and child health needs. These grants will give attention to significant maternal and child health issues, such as access to prenatal care, family planning and preconception health, and will contribute to healthy maternal-infant outcomes in our community.
”By supporting the efforts of Florida community organizations, the March of Dimes is able to reach out to high-risk moms and increase their chances of having a healthy baby,” said Dr. Karen Harris, March of Dimes Florida Chapter Program Services Chair. “We are grateful that our successful fundraising efforts, such as the March for Babies, make it possible to fund these community awards.”
Community awards are small grants of up to $3,000. Every project funded usually lasts a period of one year. The distribution of this year’s community awards contributes locally to the mission of the March of Dimes of preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The 19 awards total $46,650.
• Capital Area Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
• Escambia County Healthy Start Coalition
• Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison & Taylor Counties, Inc.
• Holmes County Healthy Start
• North Central Florida Post-Polio Support Group
• Stork's Nest of Jacksonville, Inc.
• Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Foundation
• UFHealth Jacksonville Healthy Start
• University of Florida College of Public Health & Health Professions
• University of West Florida
• Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee County, Inc.
• Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County
• Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County
• Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc.
• Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County
• Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition
• Martin County Healthy Start Coalition, Inc.
• Post-Polio Support Group of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc.
• Treasure Coast Community Health, Inc.
For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. Find out how you can help raise funds to prevent premature birth and birth defects by walking in March for Babies at marchforbabies.org. Visit our website at marchofdimes.com/florida, find us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.