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Volume I, Issue I


In the US,

is Prematurity Awareness Month


March of Dimes Edition

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million babies are born too soon each year.

in 8 babies is born prematurely.

Our country’s prematurity rate’s risen by

36% $26

over the past 25 years.

& every year, premature birth costs society more than

billion a year

Premature birth is the number one killer of newborns.

Check out the first ever issue of the Eastern Element to learn more about the March of Dimes!

World Prematurity Day is November 17th


Prematurity Campaign 2003 brought in many changes for the March of Dimes. The organization launched the Prematurity Campaign to attend to the issue of premature birth and to help families have full-term, healthy babies.

The campaign funds lifesaving research and speaks out for legislation that improves care for moms and babies. was when the campaign went



Learn more about the Prematurity Campaign at

What is the Eastern Element? The 2012-2013 Eastern Region Executive Board has decided to start publishing the Eastern Element alongside the triyearly newsletter (the Eastern Express). The Eastern Element publications will be shorter and more focused on certain topics and will be released more frequently than the Eastern Express.

Have a question regarding the publications? Send an email to or Keep an eye out for the first issue of the Eastern Express which will be released Monday, November 26th, 2012

Eastern Element - Issue 1  

March of Dimes