Data and statistics gives us the foundation and power to make change
March of Dimes acquires and analyzes maternal and infant health data and program data to show the current state of the health crisis to inform research and policy change.
babies were born in maternity care deserts
U.S. counties are designated as maternity care deserts
women live in counties with limited maternity access
2022 March of Dimes U.S. Report Card
This report card features grades for preterm birth and measures on infant mortality in addition to social drivers of health, low-risk Cesarean births and inadequate prenatal care.
Maternity care deserts are counties where there’s a lack of maternity care resources, where there are no hospitals or birth centers offering obstetric care and no obstetric providers.
Evaluations by topic
The March of Dimes Breaking Through Bias Training was created to provide health care professionals with skills to recognize and remedy implicit bias in maternity care settings.
Maternal HealthCARE, a partnership between March of Dimes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a quality improvement collaborative created to advance equity and provide safe and equitable maternity care for all.
Collective Impact (CI) is a model for solving complex social problems. The approach emphasizes collaboration, learning and discovery with community partners that inform activity design and planning, implementation and maintenance.
We analyze focus groups to identify opportunities to improve quality of life for families after the NICU.
In 2021, the March of Dimes Evaluation Team completed an evaluation about delivering Becoming a Mom during the COVID-19 pandemic.
People served is calculated by the number of participants who partake in a pretest survey at their first SPC session.