March of Dimes - New Mexico Chapter

Mailing Address: 7007 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite E-2, Albuquerque, NM 87109
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 344-5150
NTEE Code: E- Health Care, G- Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines, H- Medical Research
Mission Statement:

The mission of the March of Dimes is the prevention of birth defects, infant mortality and premature birth.

Primary Programs:

We fulfill our mission through research, education, community service and advocacy. Our researchers primarily focus on the prevention of premature birth and birth defects. An important part of our community service and education outreach is a grant program used to fund organizations throughout New Mexico.We also provide educational materials to public health organizations, hospitals, and other non-profits throughout the state.Additionally, we have an employee that works as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Specialist. This position provides education and support to families that have infants in the NICU at Lovelace Women's Hospital. Other NICU's throughout the state utilize March of Dimes materials to provide education to families with infants in the NICU.Finally, our advocacy efforts focus on grass-roots lobbying efforts to ensure that legislation in the best interest of mothers and babies is a priority. March of Dimes advocacy efforts most recently have lead to all 50 states mandating 29 newborn screening tests. These tests identify infant risk factors and prevent lifelong disease.

Populations Served: African-American, Asian-American, Children and Youth, Families, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Latino/Hispanic, Low Income, Men and Boys, Native American, Rural, Urban, Women and Girls
Counties Served: Statewide
Year Founded:

1938

Annual Budget: $500,000 - $749,999
Personnel: 1 to 5 FTE
Executive Director:

Becky Horner, State Director

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico

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