DEMAND #BLANKETCHANGE FOR MOMS AND BABIES

The U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations for childbirth, especially for women and babies of color. This is a health crisis that’s intensified with COVID-19.

Join the #BlanketChange movement to demand policymakers prioritize our nation’s moms and babies and take immediate action to improve their health.

#blanketchange agenda

Join the #BlanketChange movement to support improving the health of all moms and babies through,

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Equity
Eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities and driving economic, social and health equity by focusing on prevention, treatment and social determinants of health.

2

Access
Improving access to care through expanding critical health programs and closing gaps in coverage.

3

Prevention
Addressing preventable health conditions through expanding research and improving maternal morbidity and mortality data collection.

Read the full agenda here

2021 March of Dimes Report Card

Learn about the latest key indicators to describe and improve maternal and infant health in the U.S. and the policy actions that can make a difference.

Read the report

Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the United States.

We’re demanding #BlanketChange for the 7 million women of childbearing age who live in counties without access or with limited access to maternity care.

Read the report

Take Action

Create positive change for moms and babies everywhere.

AS AN ADVOCATE

Join our Advocacy Network and call on Congress to improve mom and baby health.

Post a #BlanketChange message and tag friends to join the movement.

Register here to join The Hill Live on Dec. 2 from 1-2pm ET to learn more and demand #BlanketChange.

AS AN ORGANIZATION, POLICYMAKER OR CANDIDATE

Sign up to commit as a #BlanketChange supporter.

Use our #BlanketChange toolkit and call on stakeholders to take part on social media.

Email employees and stakeholders to distribute social media posts of their own.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS WHO’VE JOINED THE #BLANKETCHANGE MOVEMENT

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  • Babyscripts
  • Buffalo Prenatal Perinatal Network
  • Cherished Mom
  • The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation
  • Durham's Maternal Stress-Free Zone DH Inc.
  • First Candle
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority - Houston Bayou City Alumni Chapter*
  • Health Connect One
  • Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas Inc.
  • Jericho Road Community Health Center
  • Lamaze International
  • Mace Anthony Williamson Foundation*
  • MamaNiyaa*
  • Mez' Amours
  • Mielle Organics/More Than A Strand*
  • Mount St. Mary's
  • Neighborhood Health
  • New Moms
  • Office of Ayanna Pressley
  • OBIX by Clinical Computer Systems, Inc.
  • P23 Labs*
  • PA House of Representatives
  • Paoli Hospital*
  • ProgenyHealth
  • Push Birth Partners*
  • Representative Jennifer Pawlik
  • Rural Health Association of Tennessee
  • Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA)*
  • State Rep Jordan Harris
  • Tennessee Health Care Campaign
  • The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
  • University of Rochester OB/Gyn

* Joined in 2021

Policymakers and candidates

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Help fight for #BlanketChange until every pregnant woman and their families get the care they need.

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