New York State programs
Helping moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies
The March of Dimes New York State Chapter has one goal: to help babies in our community start life in the healthiest way possible. Through education and intervention, we help moms-to-be learn how to take care of themselves before, during and after their pregnancy.
We are also there when things don't go as planned, providing comfort and information to families when a baby is born too soon.
The March of Dimes in New York State also partners with local medical groups and organizations to establish guidelines for how to care for pregnant women and premature babies. And we provide grants to researchers working to understand birth defects and premature birth, as well as to find treatments and solutions.
March of Dimes 37th Annual Perinatal Nurses Conference presented by the Nurse Advisory Committee
Perinatal Health: Redefining Collaboration for the 21st Century, Monday, March 24, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown, 66 Hale Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvey E. & Esther M. Schultz Health Education Scholarship
Established in 2006, the Harvey E. Schultz and Esther M. Schultz Health Education Scholarship provides an educational scholarship to eligible candidates who are just starting their health related studies at an accredited post-secondary school located in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne or Yates counties in New York State. At the discretion of the March of Dimes, the scholarship may continue for the succeeding years of study for eligible candidates.
The Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes Division of the March of Dimes will award two $1,000 scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year to students beginning their first year of post-secondary education in a health care field (nursing, occupational therapy, speech therapy, pathology, audiology, paramedical studies, and/or medical studies). Each scholarship is supported through funding from the Estate of Esther M. Schultz. Funds are provided in a lump sum and may be used for any education-related purpose (tuition, books, supplies, etc.)
The Rochester Mothers-to-Be event provides childbirth education using a community baby shower format. The event is marketed through community partners who provide services to moms at higher risk for poor outcomes. Mothers are invited to attend along with a support person as their guest and hear from speakers on topics including nutrition, prenatal care, labor & delivery, breastfeeding, and resources available. Vendors representing various community agencies that provide services and resources for moms and babies are onsite to hand out brochures, free giveaways and a wealth of information to the moms in attendance. Gifts for moms and babies are also awarded throughout the event.
Nurse of the Year
In 2015, March of Dimes hosts the annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala. This elegant evening affair recognizes outstanding nurses in 22 different categories (such as Advanced Practice, Critical Care, Education, Oncology and Women’s Health). Nurses from all around the Genesee Valley/Finger Lakes regions, as well as Western, Central and Northeastern New York will be recognized. Winners are announced at the event. Anyone can nominate a nurse for an award – patients, friends, family, co-workers or other health professionals. For details, email Claire Crean at email@example.com.
13th Annual Hudson Valley Regional Perinatal Public Health Conference “New Concepts in Maternal Health, Fetal Monitoring, and Breastfeeding’s Impact on the Microbiome” Conference was held on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 with 123 attendees.