2015 to 2018 March of Dimes California Grantees

San Francisco, California | Thursday, February 19, 2015

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The 2015 March of Dimes California Chapter grant recipients and their press releases are below.

1.      Alameda County Department of Public Health: will strive to reduce preterm birth among Pacific Islanders by increasing early and regular prenatal care as a result of culturally appropriate care coordination in Alameda County.

2.      Alameda Health System: will strive to ensure healthy birth outcomes for mothers and newborns by increasing access to prenatal care through offering group prenatal care using the popular CenteringPregnancy® model. Initially, the project will focus on Highland Wellness, Alameda Health System's largest prenatal health clinic. The goal is for Centering to become the standard of prenatal care throughout the Health System, with groups being expanded to its three free-standing clinics in years 2 and 3.

3.      California Hospital Medical Center/LA Best Babies Network: this project will strive to expand the Perinatal Health Collaborative of Los Angeles to increase access to and enhance the quality of medical and social care for underserved pregnant and interconception mothers living in disparate communities in LA County.

4.      City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services: will strive to decrease depression, increase positive coping skills and increase physical activity among African-American women, with the goal of improving maternal health and birth outcomes.

5.      Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital: will strive to improve the prenatal diagnosis rate of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) in the Southern Inland Counties Regional Perinatal Program Region through health care provider trainings.

6.      Special Service for Groups, Families & Criminal Justice Division: will strive to improve maternal and newborn health through case management, education and support services for pregnant, jailed women.

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