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Working Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies 2013 March of Dimes Slide 2 Our Cause More than 4 million babies were born last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs. Slide 3 Our Mission Fund Research to understand problems & discover answers leading to prevention & treatment. To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality Help Moms have full-term pregnancies & healthy babies. Support Families providing comfort when their baby needs help to survive and thrive. Slide 4 75 Years of Accomplishment Slide 5 Prematurity Campaign Supports research Advocates for increased federal funding Educates consumers and professionals Provides support and comfort to affected families Increases awareness of prematurity as a serious public health problem Slide 6 Local Challenges / Statistics In an average week in California: 10,135..babies are born 1,038..babies are born prematurely 688..babies are born at low birth weight 57..babies die before their first birthday Birth defects account for about 1 in 4 infant deaths in California 1 in 30 babies in California are born to a mother who received late or no prenatal care at all. Slide 7 Slide 8 Preterm by race/ethnicity California, 2007-2009 Average Source: National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data. Retrieved August 9, 2009, from www.marchofdimes.com/peristats. All race categories exclude Hispanics. Preterm is less than 37 completed weeks gestation. Categories do not sum to total since missing ethnicity data are not shown. Slide 9 March for Babies - Los Angeles April 27 th Exposition Park 16,000 local participants #1 recognized major health charity by moms #2 recognized major health charity by women 96% of population knows March of Dimes 97% of moms know the March of Dimes Slide 10 Please Join the HPMC Team Fundraise, Walk and Celebrate Babies. For More information or start your Departmental Team Contact Mary Bruno Mbruno@marchofdimes.com 818.539.2187 Slide 11