March of Dimes is Committed to Health Equity
We aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all moms, birthing persons, and babies through the National Equity Framework
With our goal to dismantle racism and address unequal treatment, we are working to increase access to high quality affordable health care. While promoting environmental justice we aim to strengthen economic security and build safe, connected communities.
Supporting the Optimal Health of All People, Babies, and Families
- Building internal infrastructure and capacity
- Influencing systems and institutions
- Informing, educating, and partnering
- Championing transformative change to reduce health disparities
Our Health Equity Programs
A national action-oriented coalition of cross-sector partners leading broad changes in policy, research, funding and systems to address inequities in maternal and infant health.
Our Local Collective Impact Initiatives mobilize cross-sector organizations and community members locally to address the underlying challenges impacting moms and babies and deploy strategies to improve rates of preterm birth and maternal mortality.
Offering hospitals support to accurately collect patient-reported race and ethnicity data, implement respectful care practices for centering patients in decision-making during the birth experience, and utilize race and ethnicity quality data.
We are dedicated to educating and equipping professionals with tools to mitigate bias, stigma, advance cultural humility, and reduce disparities toward equitable health care practice settings.
Investigating the problems that threaten the health of our babies and look for ways to avoid them.
The March of Dimes Innovation Fund is a venture philanthropy initiative that will use donated funds to invest in early-stage companies to address the most pressing maternal and infant health challenges
Advocacy is vital to the March of Dimes to advance our mission through public policies, programs, and funding.
Work in our local regions align with the national equity framework to reduce disparities and advance equity locally.
If you have questions regarding any of our resources and programs, feel free to contact:
Sherenne Simon, MPH - Senior Director, Health Equity