Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community
The March of Dimes Mississippi Chapter and our partner organizations are helping moms have healthier pregnancies and babies begin healthier lives. Below are some programs where our grants and awards are making a difference.
This program provides education, support and a form of case management to women who are pregnant and have had a previous preterm birth. By giving each woman personal attention and follow-up, the program has been successful in increasing the women’s time between pregnancies, and has helped participants to address chronic health issues such as smoking and obesity.
This education and support program combines essential components of prenatal care: health assessments, education and group support. Our program graduates and participants make us proud: The evidence-based approach to prenatal support has been shown to reduce c-sections, premature births and low-birthweight babies. The grant from the March of Dimes Mississippi Chapter is used to implement this program at local community medical centers.