Advocate for California’s Moms and Babies
The March of Dimes California Chapter leads policy and legislative efforts that support our mission of improving the health of women, infants and children by reducing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The key to that success is the commitment and involvement of our grassroots volunteers in demonstrating to policy makers and legislators how the work that we do saves lives in California. Below are details about our current policy priorities and how you can get involved in these efforts.
- Save the date for Capitol Day 2016 on Tuesday, May 17. Volunteers from around the state will gather in Sacramento to advocate for legislative priorities to improve maternal and child health.
- Sign up for the March of Dimes Advocacy Network to receive updates and action alerts related to our advocacy priorities.
California Advocacy Issues and Priorities
- Read the 2015 Advocacy Year in Review to learn about our successful efforts on childhood immunizations, newborn screening and protecting care for children with special health care needs.
- View the 2015 Legislative Vote Record to see how members of the California Legislature voted on bills supported by the March of Dimes in 2015.
- Read the 2014 Advocacy Year in Review to learn about our successful efforts to restore funding for the Black Infant Health Program and to ensure comprehensive health coverage for low-income pregnant women.
Californians can sign up for health insurance through Covered California, the health insurance marketplace created to implement the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA). The March of Dimes supports the ACA and advocated for many laws and regulations to implement it in California because it will provide important opportunities to ensure healthy pregnancies and healthy babies.
To get more information from Covered California or to sign up for health insurance, click on the Covered California button below: