Hip-Hop to Healthier Babies in Prince George's County

March of Dimes Awards Grant to Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc in order to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies in Prince George’s County
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Feb. 17, 2010 - PRLog -- Upper Marlboro, Maryland,  – The March of Dimes Maryland National Capital Area Chapter has awarded a grant to Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc to support “Hip Hop to a Healthier Life”, that is aimed at underserved maternal and child health needs here in Prince George’s County. This program will provide health education to teens and young women to link them to resources to address the serious need for pre-conception health and poor birth outcomes in Prince George’s county.

This grant is one of ten that the March of Dimes has awarded in pursuit of its mission to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

“We will use the March of Dimes grant as seed money to meet our objective of providing mothers and babies with“ innovative health education and patient navigation assistance,” said Cynthia Duvall ; Case Manager at Greater Baden Medical Services. “We are grateful to those volunteers who support the March of Dimes by participation in events like March of Babies and who donate in other ways. That participation and those donations make this grant possible,” she said.

Greater Baden Medical Services had several locations and is a federally qualified health center that is Joint Commission Accredited. They serve over 11,000 patients annually in Southern Maryland. Quality primary care for both adults and children is our priority, regardless of the ability to pay.

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes website at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language website at nacersano.org
Source:Greater Baden Medical Services Inc.
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