Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has been a long-time partner of the March of Dimes and the partnership was further strengthened in 2006 when the innovative initiative: Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait (HBWW) Community Program was launched as a demonstration project in Kentucky. “We’re honored to be part of the creation of HBWW, which adopts a comprehensive community-based approach to prevent preterm birth” says Joy Marini, Executive Director at Johnson & Johnson. She further added that “Mothers and children are the heart of Johnson & Johnson. The success of HBWW has inspired us to continue efforts in preterm birth prevention and care around the world, including support of the expansion of HBWW in the US”.
In 2014, Johnson & Johnson became a national partner for the Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Community Program, currently in 32 communities in eight states. The partnership supports professional education for providers, cosponsoring program materials, Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Implementation Network (Healthy Babies WWIN) to foster ongoing cross site collaboration among program staff and partners and the annual Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait meeting. Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Community Program adopts a community based approach where healthcare providers, hospitals, prenatal clinics, community organizations and health departments come together to improve access and service coordination for pregnant women through evidence based interventions to help them have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
Johnson & Johnson envisions a world in which every child reaches his or her potential to the fullest and through a collective effort with the March of Dimes, the goal is to ensure that no baby is born too soon.
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To view a Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait Community Program site launch, click here.