Los Angeles County announced the launch of the 37th Annual March of Dimes campaign earlier this year and is continuing its commitment to support the healthy lives and well-being of mothers and babies.
The theme for this year’s March for Babies challenge is “A Mother of a Movement”, which addresses rising preterm birth rates across the country. In 2019, 1 in 11 babies (9.2% of live births) was born preterm in Los Angeles County. The rate of preterm birth in Los Angeles County is highest for black infants (12.1%), followed by American Indian/Alaska Natives (11.2%), Hispanics (9.5%), Asian/Pacific Islanders (7.8%) and whites (7.7%).
LA County Department of Health Services is part of this movement to create positive change for moms and babies everywhere, especially those most at risk. We’re committed to raising funds so that every family gets the best possible start.
Please visit the LA County March for Babies website to make a donation under the Department of Health Services or your respective facility. Together we’ll be part of a movement to make America a more equitable place and ensure that every mom and baby is healthy.
Stay tuned for additional opportunities on how to engage in this year’s campaign.