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Last Updated on September 24, 2020

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Last Updated on September 25, 2020

The Preeclampsia Foundation is urgently calling for the development of biomarker tests for simple, rapid, and accurate diagnosis and prediction of preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. This call to action recognizes the roles of various stakeholders and builds upon the work the Foundation and other forward thinkers have accomplished, bringing biomarkers closer to reality here in the United States.

Last Updated on August 06, 2020

August 6, 2020 – Melbourne, FL – The Preeclampsia Foundation is seeking Letters of Intent for the Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants funding program, designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. The ultimate goal of this grant program is to drive research that will eliminate the delivery of pre-term babies as an intervention for severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Named for the infant son of preeclampsia survivor Lauren Pappas and her husband Clement, the program seeks to award multiple grants totaling up to $200,000 each year.

Last Updated on August 06, 2020

Dixon shares her birth story and how Preeclampsia almost took her life

Last Updated on May 20, 2020

May 20, 2020 - Melbourne, FL - Nearly 76,000 mothers and 500,000 babies worldwide lose their lives to preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy every year. To raise awareness about this life-threatening complication of pregnancy, several global maternal health organizations have joined forces for the fourth annual World Preeclampsia Day Friday, May 22, and invite others to join the call to action.

Last Updated on May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020 – Melbourne, FL - The Preeclampsia Foundation is responding to the needs of pregnant and postpartum women, during COVID-19, with the introduction of The Cuff Kit™. With women’s obstetric care being monitored by telehealth or otherwise impacted by restrictions and access to care, the Foundation is partnering with healthcare leaders and funders to equip women with home blood pressure monitoring devices and educational material.

Last Updated on May 01, 2020

May 1, 2020 - Melbourne, FL - As preeclampsia remains a leading cause of maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, the Preeclampsia Foundation is urging pregnant and postpartum women to check their blood pressure, know and understand their numbers, and share with their healthcare provider. Hypertension – or high blood pressure – is the leading indicator of preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy, and lifethreatening to both the mother and her baby.

Last Updated on March 10, 2020

Melbourne, FL – March 10, 2020 – The Preeclampsia Foundation has announced its support for the Black Maternal Health Caucus’s (BMHC) Momnibus, a set of nine individual bills critically important to solving our nation's maternal health crisis. Co-led by Congresswomen Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams, the new bills, introduced by different BMHC members, address the unique dimensions of the Black maternal health crisis in the United States.

Last Updated on January 30, 2020

Melbourne, FL – January 30, 2020 – The Preeclampsia Foundation announced the recipients of its 2020 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants, a funding program designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. Based on the recommendations of its Scientific Advisory Council, the Preeclampsia Foundation awarded two grants totaling $184,624 to Dr. Virginia D. Winn, MD, PhD and Julia Fridman Simard, ScD. Both researchers are from Stanford University in California.

Last Updated on January 23, 2020

January 23, 2020 – Melbourne, FL – The Preeclampsia Foundation announced today that Nicole Purnell, program manager of MoMMA’s Voices, has been selected to serve on the National Quality Forum’s Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Committee as a patient advocate. While the majority of the committee’s members are medical and scientific experts in maternal health, inclusion of patient and family partners is of extreme importance to the 14 maternal health patient organizations represented in the MoMMA’s Voices coalition.

Last Updated on January 16, 2020

Melbourne, FL – January 16, 2020 – Survivor, advocate, healthcare and leadership executive Kim Smith will chair the 2020 Preeclampsia Foundation Board of Directors. The Preeclampsia Foundation a not for profit patient advocacy organization dedicated to providing patient education and support, improving healthcare practices, and advancing research for preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP).

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