State Advocacy

March of Dimes is committed to working with state policymakers and stakeholders across the country to establish, maintain, or expand policies that support healthier moms, babies, and families.
State Advocacy

The March of Dimes volunteers and staff work to influence both legislative and regulatory activities in states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico - serving as powerful voices for the needs of moms, babies, and families.  

Our efforts span the full range of our annual Advocacy & Government Affairs priorities to increase access to quality care, support healthy women and babies, and improve research and surveillance.

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


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.