Check out our Women & Children First: Creating a Health Policy Agenda for New York Report of September 27, 2012 Proceedings.
Governor Cuomo issues Citation in honor of March of Dimes 75th Anniversary!
Save the Date:
Advocacy Day 2013
The Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee is looking forward to hosting an Advocacy Day event in Albany, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, to bring together March of Dimes volunteers with their legislators. This is a great opportunity to positively impact maternal and child health policies in New York State and raise awareness of March of Dimes policies and programs. Register here today!
If you are interested in volunteering for or would like additional information on any upcoming advocacy event, please contact Caitlin Conner, State Director of Advocacy & Government Affairs, at 518-453-0474 or email@example.com.
March of Dimes hosted a booth at the 42nd Annual New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators' Conference Exhibition Fair on Saturday, February 16, 2013. The March of Dimes Black History Month display was showcased and volunteers from the Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities were on hand to discuss the March of Dimes mission, programs and upcoming events with participants.
Thank you Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma!
The advocacy network is made up of volunteers and staff who promote the March of Dimes mission by contacting the governor and state legislators in response to New York Chapter action alerts. By signing up for the advocacy network, you'll receive occasional emails about key legislation important to moms and babies. We need your help - every voice makes a difference!
Visit http://www.marchofdimes.com/advocacy/actioncenter.html to sign-up!
2013 Advocacy Priorities in New York State:
-- Ensure funding for the Nurse Family Partnership program and Regional Perinatal Centers are included in the 2013-2014 Enacted Budget.
-- Serve as an advocate for women and children throughout the development and implementation of the New York State Health Benefit Exchange.
State of the State Address:
Governor Cuomo gave his third State of the State address on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The Governor’s address was particularly exciting for New York State maternal and child health advocates as the Governor unveiled his “Women’s Equality Act”. March of Dimes is particularly pleased to see that Governor Cuomo’s “Women’s Equality Act” works to end employment discrimination impacting families and pregnant women by “prohibiting employers from denying work or promotions to workers simply because they have children” and “requiring employers to provide a reasonable accommodation for pregnancy-related conditions, unless doing so would create an undue hardship”.
Other notable proposals in the State of the State address included:
-- the adoption of best practices for the early identification and treatment of sepsis; and
-- “Open New York”, which will provide easy, single-stop access to statewide and agency-level data, reports, statistics, compilations, and information.