The Heartland Study is focused on birth outcomes in a 13-state region that 72 million Americans call home. Each year about 840,000 babies are born in this region. Over 10% of newborns are delivered pre-term and/or with low-birth weights. Another small percent will grow up dealing with birth defects, developmental deficits, or damage to their DNA.
Many doctors -- and families -- worry that it seems to be getting harder for women to get pregnant and carry a healthy child to term. Is rising herbicide use part of what is driving more frequent, and/or more serious reproductive problems and birth defects?
Our goal is to help make sure that profitable, sustainable farming in the Midwest can prosper, side by side, with raising healthy children. Our hospital-based study will find out whether women more heavily exposed to herbicides are more, less, or equally likely to give birth to babies with birth defects or developmental problems.
Please help us assure that the Heartland Study provides the credible answers needed to keep moms and babies healthy, alongside prosperous farms, and farmers managing weeds in safer and more sustainable ways.
Your gift will make a difference!
The Heartland Study needs your support to ensure we can continue to generate critical new science about the impacts of herbicide exposure on public health. Here are a few ways YOU can make a difference:
A gift of any size is appreciated! Whole dollar amounts only please.
Donation will repeat monthly.
Donors who give $100 or more will be sent a copy of this limited-edition poster from our first concert fundraiser in Mill Valley, CA at Sweetwater Music Hall on September 24, 2019.
Contributions by check are welcome!
Checks should be mailed to our fiscal sponsor the Franciscan Health Foundation at the address below. Please write “Heartland Study” on your check’s memo line and mail to:
Jamie Staats Franciscan Health Foundation 5255 E Stop 11 Road, Suite 245 Indianapolis, IN 46237
If you have questions about the Foundation or need assistance with your donation, see more info here or call Marcia Saunders at (574) 273-5685.
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