March of Dimes needs your help to advocate for legislation that would require all newborns to be screened for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Congenital heart disease is the leading cause of infant deaths from birth defects. An estimated 30 babies die each year in California from undiagnosed CCHD, deaths that could be prevented if detected and treated earlier.
AB 1731, introduced by Assembly Member Marty Block, would require a simple test that can detect CCHD before a baby shows signs of the condition and allow for babies with CCHD to receive the proper treatment and care they need to prevent disability or death.
Please join us at the Capitol to advocate for AB 1731, as well as budget priorities for programs critical to the health of moms and babies and AB 2109, legislation that would ensure parents have accurate information about immunizations.
Capitol Day Training Conference Calls:
Wednesday, May 16 - 3:30-4:30pm
or Thursday, May 17 - 7:30-8:30 am
To download a Save the Date flyer, please click on the link below. (Acrobat Reader required.)
Save the Date Flyer
For more information about registering for this event, please call (916) 576-2836 or send us an email.