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Harris County receives ‘F’ for premature birth rates, report shows
November 18, 2021
Local Collective Impact Initiatives
Houston, TX
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In the 2021 March of Dimes Report Card, Harris County and Houston received a F. This article showcases the local data surrounding preterm birth.

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November is Prematurity Awareness Month
November 17, 2021
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Houston, TX
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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.

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Racial Equity Tools Glossary
Dismantling Racism
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A shared understanding of terms commonly utilized when discussing and engaging in racial equity work is essential to ensure continued progress in our collective journey. This glossary contains useful definitions and clear sources that users can pursue to deepen their own learning about key concepts and terms.

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Register for Our Virtual Summit 2021: Accelerating Birth Equity: Moving From Data to Action
November 2, 2021
Mom and Baby Action Network
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Register now for our virtual summit November 16, 2021 from 1-4:30pm EST. The summit will convene professionals from cross-sector organizations in the U.S. to advance knowledge on the policies and programs that can advance equity in maternal and infant health.

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KY-Moms MATR (Maternal Assistance Towards Recovery)
Local Collective Impact Initiatives
Louisville, KY
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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.

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Healthy Babies Louisville
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Louisville, KY
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Healthy Babies Louisville is a local partnership between the Center for Health Equity, March of Dimes, and the University of Louisville.

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Florida’s Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review 2018
Local Collective Impact Initiatives
Broward County, FL
Miami, FL
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Florida’s Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) is an ongoing surveillance process that involves data collection and examination of maternal deaths to promote evidence-based actions.

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The Joint Commission
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The Joint Commission works to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. Its vision is that all people always experience the safest, highest quality, best-value health care across all settings.

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National Network of Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaboratives (NNPQC)
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The CDC and March of Dimes launched this network to support state-based perinatal quality collaboratives in making measurable improvements in statewide health care and health outcomes for moms and babies.

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