Polio Place

A service of Post-Polio Health International

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes was established by FDR to "fight polio." Today, its mission is “to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.”

The website contains limited polio-related content such as, A History of the March of Dimes and general information about polio and post-polio syndrome.

In 2000, the March of Dimes organized and funded a meeting of post-polio medical experts at the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Georgia. Two documents were published by the March of Dimes as a result of the discussions: Post-Polio Syndrome: Identifying Best Practices in Diagnosis & Care and Guidelines for people who have had polio.

A description of the extensive polio-related March of Dimes archives is located in the "History, Collections" area of Polio Place. 


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