Speaking Out for Moms and Babies
The March of Dimes advocacy agenda focuses on public policies and regulations that relate to the Foundation’s mission—improving the health of infants and children by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality—and on issues that pertain to tax-exempt organizations. Where appropriate, advocacy initiatives are designed to support the March of Dimes priority that racial and ethnic health disparities be reduced or eliminated.
Our advocacy priorities include:
- Access to health care for women of childbearing age, infants, and children
- Research to prevent prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality
- Prevention and treatment to improve maternal, infant, and child health
- Institutional concerns for tax-exempt organizations
Our team of grassroots volunteers and staff promote the advocacy agenda and influence policy decisions by contacting the governor and state legislators in response to Texas Chapter action alerts. Whether promoting increased health care coverage and prevention measures or supporting research and public policy studies, learn how you can make a difference.