March of Dimes provides funding for health education materials

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013

The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter is providing up to $500 in funding for the purchase of March of Dimes health education materials.

Materials are available on topics including preconception health, prematurity, maternal care, infant care, bereavement and fertility. There also are providing education materials and learning modules available.

Applicants should submit required information as soon as possible because funding will be allocated on a first come, first served basis for all valid requests. Apply online at www.marchofdimes.com/southcarolina, South Carolina News.

Premature birth touches half a million babies and their families every year including nearly 9,000 babies in South Carolina each year. Babies born too soon struggle to survive and may have lifelong health consequences. The March of Dimes is committed to funding research to find the answers to premature birth and funding local programs to educate healthcare providers and moms-to-be.

In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com/southcarolina, find the group on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

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