The March of Dimes Texas Chapter is seeking proposals from local organizations to address the needs of moms, babies and families.
The March of Dimes Texas Chapter funds programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. This includes providing financial support to research and education that will help moms before and during their pregnancies. It also includes working with local medical groups and organizations to improve prenatal care and newborn screening.
Proposals will be accepted from organizations focusing on one of the following priorities:
1) Interventions that address health disparities in African-American and Hispanic populations in Texas that will decrease prematurity, infant mortality and birth defects.
2) Providing or enhancing premature birth risk reduction education and/or services. Risk reduction projects include, but are not limited to:
-Implementing community programs that aim to promote equity in birth outcomes. This may include March of Dimes programs like Stork’s Nest®, Project Alpha and Becoming a Mom/Comenzando bien®.
-Enhancing services for pregnant women with chronic diseases that increase the risk of premature birth such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.
-Enhancing care through a group prenatal care model (e.g. CenteringPregnancy®). Initiating a quality improvement program related to premature birth prevention with the goal of catalyzing systems change.