Helping moms and babies in Wisconsin
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.
Chapter grants are in the form of mission investments based on partnering with organizations selected to participate in these projects. In 2013, the Wisconsin Chapter determined that their key mission investments would be in CenteringPregnancy® an evidence-based group model care developed by Centering Healthcare Institute; and in implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes, which may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest® incentive program for at-risk women of childbearing age and The Coming of the Blessing® prenatal education program which provides culturally relevant materials for Native American women.
Within the Strategic Mission Investment model selected providers and organizations will be those that can demonstrate their ability to further these initiatives and the overall goals of: improving birth outcomes; increasing prenatal care utilization; and, improving the quality of prenatal education for pregnant women in Wisconsin.
2013 Request for Applications deadline: March 6, 2013
Implementation of Community Programs Aiming to Promote Equity in Birth Outcomes in Wisconsin grant applications will be available here by Friday, February 8, 2013.