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March of Dimes Requests Proposals for Model Program

Posted By Makesha Judson, March of Dimes-Louisiana Chapter, Wednesday, December 19, 2012

March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter, a LANO Member, is pleased to announce the March of Dimes Request for Proposals to implement a Smoking Cessation Program for Pregnant Women.

March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter is seeking eligible and qualified nonprofit organizations to implement a model smoking cessation program for pregnant women entitled, "Baby & Me - Tobacco Free.” The "Baby & Me – Tobacco Free” model is an incentive-based program utilizing the 5As counseling approach to assist pregnant women in quitting smoking and to help them stay tobacco-free after the birth of their baby.

The mission of the March of Dimes 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.

If interested, please visit the March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter Website: All questions regarding the March of Dimes Smoking Cessation Request for Proposals should be directed to Makesha Judson, State Director of Program Services at (225) 249-5080 or via email at

All Applications must be received on or before 4:00pm on Friday, February 1, 2013. Late Applications will not be accepted. Proposals should be sent to:

Makesha Judson, Director of Program Services

March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter

12015 Justice Avenue

Baton Rouge, LA 70816

This funding opportunity is made possible through LaCare, a Medicaid managed care plan serving Louisiana citizens and a member of AmeriHealth of Louisiana, Inc. and part of the AmeriHealth Family of Companies.

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