Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help


Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns: What You Can Do To Help


The Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative aims to reduce preterm births and improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. This toolkit provides action-oriented resources for health care providers and community-based organizations to use in helping expectant mothers get safe, evidence-based care, and improve their newborn’s chances for good physical and developmental health.

Resources include the following:

  • Patient safety checklists
  • Late-term brain development flyer
  • Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait poster
  • March of Dimes consumer resources
  • Frequently asked questions about labor induction


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Health Resources and Services Administration; Administration on Children and Families

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Original Summary: December 2012
Last Updated: 06/19/13

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