New York State Advocacy

March of Dimes volunteers and staff work to influence both legislative and regulatory activities in each state by serving as powerful voices for the needs of pregnant women, infants, children and families. Our efforts span the full range of our annual Advocacy & Government Affairs priorities, including access to care, research and surveillance, and prevention and education. 

In New York, the March of Dimes secured 7 legislative wins in 2016 by successfully advocating for six budget wins that fund three separate home visiting programs for expectant families and new parents (Nurse Family Partnership, Healthy Families New York, and Community Optional Preventive Services (COPS)); the state immunization program; the maternal mortality review; and 
tobacco control programs. 

And the March of Dimes passed legislation that allows pediatricians to bill Medicaid for screening the child’s mother for maternal depression.


Volunteer Opportunities

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See also: State advocacy (overview), Federal advocacy, Policies & positions, Victories & achievementsMarch of Dimes Foundation Data Book for Policy Makers and Peristats