December 1, 2019 – [Raleigh, NC] – Through the NC DHHS, March of Dimes receives legislature appropriated funds from the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant to fund the North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign. Regional Coordinators are embedded in four different regions throughout the state to conduct an educational campaign to bring awareness to providers and educate women of childbearing age in North Carolina about the benefits of folic acid and preconception health. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) in Asheville, NC.
MAHEC will cover the Western Region, focusing on equitable and comprehensive reproductive wellness education, professional development, and community-building. MAHEC will lead the implementation of this movement based on their existing substance use disorder prevention and treatment work as well as their partnerships of continuing education and professional development throughout the region. Drea Mora is already at work in Western NC attending events educating professionals and consumers.
MAHEC will implement this educational campaign in the region that includes the counties of Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Yancey, Wilkes, Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland. To learn more about MAHEC, visit their website. To learn more about NCPHC, visit ncpreconceptionhealth.org.
About March of Dimes
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.