The U.S. is facing a maternal and infant health crisis, fueled by the health equity gap in our health care system.
We advocate and maintain strong relationships with Congress and the Administration to ensure the passage of a wide range of key maternal and infant health reforms.
- Increase access to quality health care: March of Dimes advocates for access to quality, high-value, private health insurance and public health coverage, as well as programs that provide integrated health care services.
- Support healthy women and babies: March of Dimes supports a broad range of policies and programs to promote health, improve health equity, prevent disease, further patient safety and prevent infant mortality.
- Improve research and surveillance: March of Dimes advocates for innovative medical research and robust health surveillance programs.
Why we advocate
million women nationwide have little or no access to maternal health care
grade for maternal and infant health for the entire United States
babies were born too soon in 2021
Policy and advocacy wins
A sampling of key March of Dimes victories and accomplishments
March of Dimes is deeply proud of our uncommon record of success, which reflects decades of commitment advocating with policymakers across the political spectrum for moms and babies.