It is easy for me to get wrapped up in the chaos of our daily lives. I am so busy trying to survive the ups and downs that I sometimes forget about happenings that occur outside of our bubble.
Thankfully, I was informed last week that there are two pieces of legislation currently in front of Congress that concern premature birth and newborns.
One piece is the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act (S. 252/H.R. 541). According to the March of Dimes website:
“If enacted, the bill will authorize enhanced research, education and intervention activities aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes.”
The other piece is Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act (S.1417/H.1281). Once again, the March of Dimes Website provides a concise description of the bill:
“The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act reauthorizes critical federal activities that assist states in improving and expanding their newborn screening programs, supporting parent and provider newborn screening education, and ensuring laboratory quality and surveillance.”
What can you do?
Let’s get behind helping all babies.