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Arizona MArch of Dimes

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About Arizona March of Dimes

Mission Statement

The mission of the March of Dimes is to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Our goals are to end the preventable maternal health risks and deaths, end preventable preterm birth and infant death, and close the health equity gap.

Make an Impact

March of Dimes believes in a world where every mom and baby is healthy regardless of wealth, race, gender or geography. The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for families of color. Through research, programs and advocacy, our supporters enable us to be there for parents throughout their pregnancies.

Protect Moms and Babies

When you make a contribution, you’re supporting parents throughout their pregnancies and helping to end preventable maternal health risks and death, end preterm birth and close the health equity gap for every family.

Make a real difference

The maternal and infant health crisis is real. But so is our impact. From providing access to quality health care to mobilizing our community to create lasting change for moms and babies, we're ensuring families can get the best possible start.

March of Dimes History

What began in 1938 with President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal struggle with polio led to the creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, better known as March of Dimes.

We pioneered the vaccine research leading to the eradication of polio in the U.S., then shifted focus to address the biggest health threats to moms and babies with innovations like folic acid, newborn screening and surfactant therapy.

For the past thirty years, well into the 21st century, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has risen steadily. In 2003, the March of Dimes launched its Prematurity Campaign to confront this alarming trend, the nation’s most serious perinatal health problem. Initial Prematurity Campaign goals were to increase public awareness of the problem and to decrease the preterm birth rate by at least 15 percent by 2010.

Today, we serve as a convener to unite the nation and improve maternal and infant health in the U.S.

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