The March of Dimes is working to address the crisis of premature birth in this country and abroad. At 9.6 percent, the U.S. preterm birth rate ranks among the worst of high-resource countries. Worldwide, 15 million babies are born prematurely each year and 1 million die from premature birth or its complications.
The March of Dimes Prematurity Prevention Conference 2015: Quality improvement, evidence and practice took place in November. The conference enhanced prematurity prevention efforts in the United States by sharing information about the design, implementation and evaluation of interventions, programs, policies and other activities to prevent premature birth. View the conference presentation slide sets here. Conference videos will be posted to this site soon.