Mobilizing Locally For Powerful Change
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.
This is a multi-year effort that will require time to build shared agendas, infrastructure and community partnerships and then implement strategies to create real, measurable change in these 9 U.S. communities.
Select a location to learn more about our initiative there.
In the 2021 March of Dimes Report Card, Harris County and Houston received a F. This article showcases the local data surrounding preterm birth.
Alicia Lee, March of Dimes, Director MCH Collective Impact for Houston highlights the collective work March of Dimes is leading in Houston to improve the health for all moms, babies, and families.
KY-Moms MATR (Maternal Assistance Towards Recovery) helps expectant Kentucky mothers who are at risk for using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, to reduce harm to their children from their substance use, during and after pregnancy. This service is a collaboration between health departments, prenatal clinics and community mental health centers.