Prematurity-related research is being conducted under the auspices of multiple federal agencies, including the very active Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
at the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Two key resources are the National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center
and the March of Dimes. You can easily compare state programs on our Peristats
Title V of the Social Security Act, was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935. Title V, or the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Services program, pledged support to states to provide services that would protect the "health of our nation's mothers and children."