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March of Dimes Renews A Grant to Lyrics by tia to Continue her Efforts to Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies in Baltimore, Maryland
(Baltimore, MD, February 1, 2015)--The March of Dimes Maryland National Capital Area Chapter has awarded yet another grant to Lyrics by tia, LLC dba Together Inspiration Acts (TIActs), to continue support of the Perinatal Edutainment Project that was initiated last year. A program aimed at addressing unmet Maternal and Child Health needs here in Baltimore, Maryland, the program successfully provided perinatal education during baby shower-style family events for both English and Spanish-Speaking families.
|An Expectant Mom Participating in our Edutainment|
|Perinatal Edutainment in a Group Baby Shower Setting|
Via the structure of an incentive-based program paired with a strong evaluation component, the program seeks to improve perinatal knowledge for a client’s entire social network; dispel prevailing myths within communities, and thus promote the health, safety and well-being of mother, child and beyond. This grant is one of many that the March of Dimes awards in pursuit of mission to prevent birth defects and infant mortality.
|Project Supporters Testing an Edutainment Tool|
"We truly used our first year of funding to establish strategic partnerships, integrate the most pressing perinatal knowledge deficits in the City, and understand what works and what doesn’t” says Taiwo I. Ajao, RN BSN MPH, Managing Owner and Lead Outreach Specialist of TIActs. "We are grateful to those volunteers who support the March of Dimes by participation in events like March for Babies and who donate in other ways. That participation and those donations make this grant possible”.
|Outreach Specialist, Ms. Oluyemisi Adekunle, Teaching Pertinent Perinatal Education during an Event|
|Ms. Robin Haynes of Understanding Finances teaching her Original Financial Literacy Games for Expectant Families|
Together Inspiration Acts is the home of the company’s community outreach; a place where the organization "Puts Hands and Feet on the Words [They] Speak". The company both appreciates and values the empowerment that her March of Dimes support brings. This year’s support provides additional opportunities for more professionals to serve in the areas of Maternal, Child and Perinatal Health on a targeted, short-term basis. For more details, visit www.TIActs.org
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 Web site at marchofdimes.com or its Spanish language Web site at nacersano.org
Together Inspiration Acts promotes the health, safety and well-being of women, their children and the communities that support them. We carry out our mission by inspiring skilled professionals to engage with the community through direct outreach, media, campaign, advocacy, philanthropy, health awareness, and civil responsibility.
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