: Learn the Signs, Act Early aims to improve early identification of children with autism and other developmental disabilities so children and families can get needed services and support. The program has three components: a health education campaign, the Act Early initiative, and research and evaluation. The campaign promotes awareness of healthy developmental milestones during childhood, and the importance of tracking each child’s development and acting early if there are concerns. The Act Early Initiative works with state, territorial and national partners to improve early childhood screening and referral systems. The program website includes many free materials for providers, health centers and parents, videos and other multimedia tools and training programs for providers.
Aims to promote the health and safety of infants in childcare settings by providing education and outreach to child care providers regarding safe sleep recommendations. Offers a free, 1 hour online course designed to educate everyone who cares for babies on creating a safe sleep environment to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep related deaths. Includes promotional materials and brochures, and a presentation that can be used by health care professionals or anyone presenting on SIDS in childcare settings.
The Safe to Sleep® campaign, formerly known as the Back to Sleep Campaign, offers a variety of materials to help share safe infant sleep messages with different audiences. Many of these items are available for download and order.
The Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding program was created by the USDA and uses a video, poster, and brochures to reach African American fathers, so that they may positively influence their partners’ decision to breastfeed. The campaign is part of national efforts to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration rates among African American women. Project materials can also be used with men in other racial and ethnic groups.
A variety of videos, audio, and PSAs developed for National Infant Immunization Week. Videos and audio can be found in English and Spanish. Media tools include printable ads, and brochures.
This statewide initiative aims to improve birth outcomes in North Carolina. The goals of the March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign are to reduce infant mortality, birth defects, premature birth, and chronic health conditions in women, while also aiming to increase intended pregnancies. Key objectives are to improve women’s wellness, improve reproductive outcomes, and reduce health disparities. The campaign provides wellness and reproductive life planning resources for women, and training and resources for healthcare providers.
Show Your Love is a national campaign designed to promote wellbeing and support young adults as they strive to achieve their goals and make healthy lifestyle choices today. The campaign provides wellness/healthy living resources for young women and men, promotes the well visit, and funds projects that will help diversify preconception wellness and reproductive life planning messages and improve capacity to reach different consumer groups. The campaign also provides preconception and interconception tools and resources for healthcare providers.