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
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
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. - $1,500
Stork’s Nest Program
Enhanced prenatal care program.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - $1,500
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
Website support for this multi-state consortium