From the Field: National Rally for Change

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PROJECT TITLE

National Rally for Change

NAME OF ORGANIZATION, AGENCY, OR INSTITUTION

Improving Birth

PRIMARY CONTACT NAME AND TITLE

Dawn Thompson, President/Founder

PROJECT AIM AND GOALS

Our goal is to reduce the unnecessary induction and c-section rate in the US. This first project is meant to raise awareness and consciousness to the mainstream public. Our desire was for an event on such a mass scale that all major media outlets would pick up the story and continue to do stories both before and after the event.

BLUEPRINT AREA(S) ADDRESSED

STRATEGIES USED

ARTICLES ABOUT THE PROJECT

The Unkindest Cut: Countdown to a C-Section (San Diego Reader, 12/14/11)

Protesters: Too Many Babies Born by C-Section (San Diego Union-Tribune, 12/17/11)

Dozens Protest Against Increasing Number of C-Sections (10 News, 12/18/11)

WEBSITE

www.improvingbirth.org

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dawn Thompson, douladawn@cox.net

Filed in Clinical controversies, Community education/outreach, Decision making and choice, Progress, Stories from the Field on Wed., Mar 28, 2012

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