Volume I, Issue I
In the US,
is Prematurity Awareness Month
March of Dimes Edition
million babies are born too soon each year.
in 8 babies is born prematurely.
Our countryâ€™s prematurity rateâ€™s risen by
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 http://www.marchofdimes.com/mission/prematurity.html
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Keep an eye out for the first issue of the Eastern Express which will be released Monday, November 26th, 2012