Fighting premature birth

Learn about our mission to end prematurity, adopted to address the growing crisis of premature birth in the US and help families have full-term, healthy babies.

Community impact

March of Dimes Foundation staff and volunteers working in every state play a vital role in improving maternal and child health in their communities. Find out the impact we are having on families and health professionals throughout the country.

Global programs

The March of Dimes is working hard to have premature birth and birth defects recognized as significant global public health priorities. Read more.

Annual report

Our work continues to make sure babies get the strongest start possible. The preterm birth rate in the United States fell for the 6th consecutive year. Find out more.

About us

From polio to prematurity, learn how the mission of the March of Dimes has evolved since solving one major children's health crisis.