Professional education

March of Dimes offers a range of educational opportunities for health professionals. Some of these opportunities include continuing education credits. We offer website resources, nursing modules and more.

Implicit Bias Training (CNE and CME Available)

Awareness to Action: Dismantling Bias in Maternal and Infant Healthcare® training provides health care professionals with important insights to recognize and remedy implicit bias in maternal and infant health care settings.

  1. Understand and be able to identify implicit bias, the cognitive basis that informs bias and its impact on maternity care settings.
  2. Explain how structural racism has played a key role in shaping care settings within the U.S. and contributes to implicit biases in patient/provider encounters.
  3. Recognize one’s potential for implicit bias and apply strategies, such as the CARES Model and practice cultural humility, to effectively mitigate their own implicit biases.
  4. Recognize and establish a culture of equity as an organizational commitment to elevate the quality of maternity care.

While the training alone will not lead to immediate improvements in racial and ethnic disparities, it can help professionals recognize and change behaviors that will improve patient-provider communication, quality of care and begin a culture shift towards the broader goal of achieving equity for moms and babies. This training provides students and health care professionals with a toolkit to move from awareness to action.

Click here to inquire about opportunities to provide Implicit Bias Training to health care providers at your organization.


March of Dimes was the recipient of the American Hospital Association’s 2020 Award of Honor for efforts to advance health equity through implicit bias training for health care professionals in maternal and infant care settings.

Nursing education (CNE Available)

For more than 30 years, March of Dimes has offered continuing education to perinatal nurses. Developed by top experts in the field, our materials can be used for individual or group study. Examples of available courses are listed below. 

  • Preconception health promotion: The foundation for a healthier tomorrow
  • Skin to Skin: The journey towards best practice
  • Easing Parent Trauma in the NICU: Trauma-Informed Care for NICU Nurses
  • The Child and Medical Complexities: Designing a Better Pathway from Hospital to Home
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Addressing Models of Care which Support the Baby and Family

Click here for more information on these training programs.

Graduate Nursing Scholarships Available

March of Dimes is offering scholarships to registered nurses enrolled in maternal infant health graduate programs.



Early Entry into Prenatal Care Resource Guide

March of Dimes is committed to addressing early entry into prenatal care to reduce negative health outcomes for mothers and babies. This toolkit is designed to give those on the front lines of maternal and child healthcare the resources needed to increase access to early prenatal care in communities across the U.S.



Safer Cultures Roadmap

The Safer Culture Roadmap is a free, online toolkit that helps health care leaders build a culture within their organization that promotes patient safety, particularly within their perinatal programs. It you takes you step-by-step through the process of evaluating, building and sustaining an organizational culture that promotes safety, which translates into positive health benefits for moms and babies. March of Dimes funding supported the development of the toolkit by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Click here to learn more. Click here for Implicit Bias Training Form