Helping moms and babies in Nevada
The March of Dimes Nevada Chapter funds programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This includes providing financial support to research and education that will help moms before and during their pregnancies. It also includes working with local medical groups and organizations to improve prenatal care and newborn screening.
Grants and awards are given to projects that address the urgent needs of moms and babies. Grants are generally awarded for one year and range from $5,000 to $20,000.
The March of Dimes Nevada Chapter uses gifts wisely. We award grants based on a number of criteria, including the group or organization’s ability to accomplish its goals, as well as the potential impact a project will have in helping us prevent premature births, birth defects and infant mortality.
The March of Dimes Nevada Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Through education and intervention, we help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.
Applications for 2013 Community Grants are now available!
Through our Community Grants, the March of Dimes Nevada Chapter partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish programs that aim to reduce/eliminate preterm birth and adverse birth outcomes.
To be eligible for grant funding, your agency must be an incorporated not-for-profit 501(c)(3) or for-profit organization or government agency providing services in Nevada. The March of Dimes does not award grants to individuals.
All grant proposals must address the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Priority will be given to projects that meet one or more of the following criteria: a) are evidence-based; b) include measurable outcomes; c) promote equity in birth outcomes. Projects may focus on consumers and/or health care providers. The March of Dimes does not fund billable health care provider services.
1. Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Risk reduction projects include, but are not limited to:
- Providing smoking cessation education and/or services to pregnant women. Preference should be given to prenatal health education and information/referral services that utilize the "5 A's" counseling approach. For more information, go to http://www.acog.org/Resources_And_Publications/Committee_Opinions/Committee_on_Health_Care_for_Underserved_Women/Smoking_Cessation_During_Pregnancy
- Increasing health education and information/referral services available to pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs.
- Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes. This may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest®, Project Alpha and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®, The Coming of the Blessing®.
- Implementing home visiting programs (i.e. Early Head Start-Home Visiting, Early Intervention Program for Adolescent Mothers, Healthy Families America (HFA), Nurse Family Partnership®). For more information, go to http://dimension.marchofdimes.com/portal/server.pt/document/37311/home_visiting_evidence_based_programs_docx
2. Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). For more information, go to http://dimension.marchofdimes.com/portal/server.pt/document/31187/chi_centering_essential_elements_jan_2010_ppt
3. Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.
For more information or to be added to our email distribution list to be notified of futre grant funding opportunities, please email Michelle Gorelow, MAEd, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (702) 690-0717.
DEADLINE EXTENDED!!! Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2012. Please submit an electronic copy, plus 4 hard copies (1 original and 3 copies) by mail to the attention of Michelle Gorelow, MAEd, March of Dimes Nevada Chapter, 820 Rancho Ln Ste 55, Las Vegas, NV 89106.