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WASHINGTON – March of Dimes, the leading organization fighting for the health of moms and babies, presented U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) its 2024 Change for Champion Award for his advocacy of policies to improve maternal and infant health.

“I’m proud to champion initiatives that promote the health of mothers and infants. Alongside March of Dimes, we are advancing policies to improve pregnancy outcomes and I look forward to working together to invest further in research and resources to help save lives,” Boozman said.  

“As the U.S. confronts a devastating maternal mortality crisis, we commend the leadership of Senator Boozman, for his sponsorship of the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act of 2023 and dedication to policies that help improve mom and baby health,” said Stacey Y. Brayboy, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Affairs, March of Dimes. “This legislation helps ensure that our nation remains committed to learn more about the causes of preterm birth to help improve health outcomes for all moms and babies.”

The March for Change Champion Award serves to celebrate and highlight the achievements of legislators who work together across the aisle, as well as raise awareness about the ongoing need for policy initiatives that positively impact the lives of pregnant women and their families.

Boozman is leading bipartisan legislation to reauthorize critical research, education and intervention activities to reduce pre-mature birth and infant mortality.

In February, Boozman joined Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Congressman French Hill in hosting a roundtableon maternal health and the need to improve outcomes for moms and babies. The elected leaders heard directly from providers in Arkansas about what they’re seeing and how a comprehensive approach can help us make significant progress that ultimately saves lives.

March of Dimes leaders present Boozman with the Change for Champion Award.