August 2011

August 26, 2011

The March of Dimes North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign is delighted to have been awarded a grant from the CDC. This is the second year in a row that the CDC has awarded us a grant for the “Promotora de Salud” (Lay Health Educator) program. The program provides folic acid education and supplements to Hispanic women in an effort to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects among that highly susceptible population. This year the program is taking place in Mecklenburg County.

In April of this year, we hired two amazing “Promotoras” to carry out this work. Jocelyn Segura, a native of the Dominican Republic, serves as our full-time Promotora. She is the mother of four children and recently became a grandmother for the first time. Prior to working with the Campaign, she worked with an agency as a CNA and has volunteered with Mi Casa Su Casa, the Bethesda Health Clinic and her church. 

Rita Dominguez is our other Promotora. She is a...

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