Federal advocacy

We work to secure federal wins on key maternal, pregnant women, infants, children and families issues and advance health equity by fighting for families no matter who they are, where they live, or what they can afford.
Federal advocacy

March of Dimes Office of Government Affairs advocates to Congress and the Administration on a host of issues important to pregnant women, infants, children, and families. Our federal priorities include access to care, research and surveillance, prevention and education, and issues important to tax-exempt organizations.

In each of these areas, we build and maintain strong bipartisan relationships with members of Congress and Administration officials.


Featured March of Dimes priorities

Increase access to quality health care

Increase Access to Quality Health Care

Support healthy women and babies

Support Healthy Women and Babies

Improve research and surveillance

Improve Research and Surveillance
Take action

Take action

See how you can support the advancement of March of Dimes’ federal policy priorities and ensure parents and babies have the healthy start they deserve.


Leading the fight for the health of every mom and baby

2023-2024 policy priorities

We advocate for women, infants, children, and families across a wide range of issues.
Fighting on the Hill

Bill tracker

March of Dimes and our advocates engage with policymakers on key maternal and infant health policy reform initiatives.
Contact your representative

Advocacy toolkit

Your voice and opinions are powerful and you can make a difference. There are a variety of ways to express your views about March of Dimes policy priorities.
A comprehensive overview

2022 March of Dimes Report Card

This year’s Report Card offers a comprehensive overview of the health of moms and babies across the U.S. Choose your state to see how it ranks on this year’s Report Card.
Nowhere to go

Maternity care deserts across the U.S.

March of Dimes has released its report on maternity care deserts across the United States—counties where there’s a lack of maternity care resources, where there are no hospitals or birth centers
Share your story

Post on social media

Use our ready to use social toolkits for programs like #blanketchange or share Unspoken Stories.

Improving federal policies for moms and babies

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