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March of Dimes - Rhode Island Chapter

220 West Exchange St. #003

Providence, RI  02903

(401) 454-1911

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  • We partner with local organizations that share our mission.
  • We award grants to address the needs of moms, babies and families.
  • Our funding supports programs in communities throughout the state.
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    Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community

    The March of Dimes Alabama Chapter and our partner organizations are helping moms have healthier pregnancies and babies begin healthier lives. Below are some programs where our grants and awards are making a difference.

    Alabama Chapter Community Grants & Programs 2010-2011: $649,270 Investment

    Funding for organizations is provided through the grants process. In order to receive funding, organizations must complete an extensive proposal describing their organization and how it relates to maternal and child health programs. The program services committee holds the responsibility of awarding grants each year. 

    Gift of Life Foundation  -  $15,000

    Nurse-Family Partnership
    A nurse home visiting program for first-time mothers.

    Huntsville Hospital Foundation  -  $36,800 (multi-year total)

    Empowering parents through information
    Education & support program for NICU families.

    Alabama Department of Public Health - $17,000 (multi-year total)

    Fetal & Infant Mortality Review
    Public awareness program with a focus on contributing factors associated with infant death.

    Brookwood Medical Center  -  $10,500 (multi-year total)

    Women’s Comprehensive Care Update
    Professional education forum.

    UAB Women’s and Infants  -  $12,000

    Each One Teach One: Back to Sleep
    SIDS education campaign for new mothers.

    Centering Pregnancy® Programs

    An Innovative Group Prenatal Care Initiative

    East Alabama Medical Center -$24,170

    (multi-year total)                  Opelika/Auburn

    University of South Alabama - $18,900

    (multi-year total)                   Mobile

    Baptist Health Care Foundation - $20,900

    (multi-year total)                    Montgomery

    (multi-year total)

    Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  -  $1,500

    Stork’s Nest Program
    Enhanced prenatal care program.

    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity  -  $1,500

    Project Alpha
    Health education and mentoring for young men.


    UAB Medical Center—RNICU

    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Family Support Project
    Each year, approximately one in 10 newborns is admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in the United States. The hospitalization of a baby in a NICU can be one of the most frightening, confusing and overwhelming experiences for a parent. In its ongoing efforts to improve the health of babies, the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Project was developed and launched in 2001 in three model sites.

    The program responds to the emotional and informational needs of NICU families during the NICU
    hospitalization, during the transition home and in the event of a newborn’s death. The project also has as its goal to contribute to NICU staff professional development, and to promote a family-centered approach in Level III NICUs.

    The Alabama Chapter launched this project at UAB Hospital in 2005. This project is in its sixth year and has a total project budget of $485,000.

    Every Woman Southeast Initiative     $2,000

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