Preterm Births

A preterm birth is when a baby is born before 37 weeks of pregnancy have been completed. The earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of health challenges. Preventing preterm birth is a challenge because there are many complex causes–including inadequate prenatal care, smoking, and consuming alcohol or drugs.

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You may know our signature publication, the Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap, which provides states with actionable, evidence-based policy solutions to support young children and their parents. But did you know that the Roadmap is just
We released our 2022 Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap in October which provides guidance to state leaders on the most effective investments states can make to ensure all children thrive from the start. Below, you’ll find
Rigorous scientific evidence informs our annual policy guide, which gives states actionable solutions to improve outcomes for all young children.
October 13, 2022 Thousands of national and state leaders, scholars, and practitioners gathered virtually for the preeminent summit on the prenatal-to 3 period. Participants heard the latest research on the most effective policy actions state
Resources to support research on state policies that improve early childhood development and wellbeing Nashville, TN — The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center is proud to announce a generous $300,000 multi-year grant from the Esther A.
2022 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit Thursday, October 13, 1-4pm CT / 2-5pm ETVirtual and free >> REGISTER TODAY << The first three years of rapid brain development have the most powerful impact on