2012 Community Grant Application Available Now!
The March of Dimes Wisconsin 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.
FUNDING PRIORITY AREAS
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. Proposals will be accepted from organizations with the capacity, competence and experience to accomplish project goals and objectives and willingness to measure outcomes. Priority will be given to projects that meet one or both of the following criteria: a) are evidence-based and b) 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 preconception health education and/or services. For more information, see the National Preconception Curriculum and Resources Guide for Clinicians at www.beforeandbeyond.org
2. Enhancing care through the group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®).
3. Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change, such as statewide initiatives to eliminate elective deliveries before 39 weeks gestation.
Projects and interventions may be provider and/or consumer focused. Interventions must be provided within the local chapter's specified geographic area.
For more information about the chapter community grant program and how to apply please download the following forms:
The 2012 grant application deadline is March 23, 2012. Don't delay, apply today!