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Maryland Department of Health recognizes National Prematurity Awareness Month in November

November 29th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

As a part of National Prematurity Awareness Month, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced $6 million in grant funding to expand access to prenatal and infant care services for at-risk, low-income families. 

MDH will provide the funding through the Maryland Prenatal and Infant Care Thrive By Three Grant Fund and Program to improve maternal and infant care coordination. The funds are slated to be dispersed over the next three years.

“Thrive By Three benefits at-risk pregnant people and babies,” said MDH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Dr. Jinlene Chan. “The model serves at-risk pregnant people and those who have recently given birth – giving mom, dad, and baby a greater chance for healthier outcomes, and reducing disparities in healthy births.”