Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community
The March of Dimes Connecticut 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.
Decreasing Non-Medically Indicated Deliveries at < 39 Weeks Gestation
This Hartford-regional planning project (in preparation for a statewide initiative) aims to develop and implement a systematic hospital- based effort to educate obstetric health care providers regarding the risks of elective deliveries at <39 weeks gestation. This grant is implemented at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and is supported by the Northern Connecticut Neonatal Perinatal Collaborative.
Sweet Delivery: A Gestational Diabetes Education Programs
The grant from the Connecticut Chapter assists the Danbury Visiting Nurses Association to develop and implement a high quality gestational diabetes management/education program for pregnant women in greater Danbury area.
This education and support program combines essential components of prenatal care: health assessments, education and group support. Our program graduates and participants make us proud: The evidence-based approach to prenatal support has been shown to reduce c-sections, premature births and low-birthweight babies. The grant from the March of Dimes Connecticut Chapter is used to implement this program at the Hospital of St. Raphael’s (New Haven), Mansfield Ob-Gyn, LLC, and Hartford Hospital – Women’s Ambulatory Health Care.