March of Dimes Honors Senator Betty Boyd with 2012 Legislative Achievement Award
Scott D. Matthews, March of Dimes Director of Program Services, presents Senator Betty Boyd with the 2012 Legislative Achievement Award today
DENVER – Today, The March of Dimes Colorado chapter presented Senator Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood) with its 2012 Legislative Achievement Award in a ceremony at the State Capitol.
The chapter is recognizing Senator Boyd for her dedication to the health of women, infants and children. Since her 2000 election to the Colorado legislature, she has consistently demonstrated leadership regarding the state’s health policies. The bills that she has sponsored cover a wide spectrum of health issues including healthcare for rural and other underserved populations, health preventive and screening services, substance abuse and other mental and behavioral health issues, and quality measures for healthcare providers. She has also sponsored bills related to Medicaid efficiencies and children’s eligibility and has worked to make insurance available for Coloradans that are unable to get private insurance because of health conditions.
Senator Boyd offered the following comment on the March of Dimes Legislative Achievement Award today:
"It's an honor to be recognized by the March of Dimes. I'm proud to have helped them in their mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. There's nothing more important than this mission, and I will continue my work to make sure it's accomplished."
Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping moms have healthy pregnancies so their babies can begin healthy lives. In Colorado and nationwide, the March of Dimes funds research, community services, education and advocacy programs. More may be learned at marchofdimes.com/colorado.