Every year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, 7,000 of them right here in Minnesota. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something does go wrong.
Register today for March for Babies to fund our mission. Your real reward is helping babies, but we've got some additional incentives to encourage you to raise big money for babies, including a chance to join us on the field before a Minnesota Twins game.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Target Field , Minneapolis, MN
We are celebrating the 2014 March for Babies success by going to a Minnesota Twins game Sunday, August 17. It's fun, family day Target Field.... more
Honor nurses in Minnesota with a Nurse of the Year nomination. From the very youngest of patients in newborn intensive care units to the elderly in hospice, nurses protect our health, work to prevent injury, alleviate suffering and advocate for our care. Patients, families and colleagues are encouraged to nominate nurses in 16 categories. A new category added in 2014 is Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing. Nominations are due July 1, 2014.
Each family celebrates the birth of a new baby by taking pictures and sharing them with the world. For families in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), taking those first precious photos can be a challenge. Surrounded by monitors, oxygen and IVs, very special volunteer photographers donate their services to capture precious moments for families through our NICU Family Support Program. Read more about how the photographers got involved in volunteering in the NICU and view some of the amazing family pictures they’ve captured.
The Minnesota Chapter of the March of Dimes is a member of Community Health Charities Minnesota. Community Health Charities works to improve lives affected by chronic illness by investing in health research, services and education.
Read the 2012 Minnesota Chapter Annual Report.
More and more births are being scheduled a little early for non-medical reasons. Experts are learning that this can cause problems for both mother and baby. The March of Dimes, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Hospital Association are working together on a public education campaign to educate women on why the last weeks of pregnancy count. Learn more from our Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait toolkit.