South Carolina grants
Working together to improve the health of moms and babies in our community
The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter and our partner organizations are helping moms have healthier pregnancies and babies begin healthier lives. Below are highlights of where our grants and awards are making a difference.
Centering Pregnancy is an 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 South Carolina Chapter is used to implement this program at local community medical centers.
PASOs (Perinatal Awareness for Successful Outcomes) empowers Latino families to optimize maternal and child health within their social and cultural context through education, outreach, partnership, and advocacy. PASOs offers a prenatal education course in Spanish using a curriculum that is based on Latino cultural values. The course consists of a total of fourteen hours of sharing and discussion. Each session provides information and resources on a range of subjects.