Preeclampsia Foundation

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Melbourne, Florida, United States


Melbourne, Florida, United States

Preeclampsia Foundation focuses on Family Health & Nutrition Status of Women and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, United States.

The Preeclampsia Foundation reduces maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy by providing patient support and education, raising public awareness, catalyzing research and improving healthcare practices. We envision a world where preeclampsia no longer threatens the lives of mothers and babies.


WHO WE ARE Established in 2000, we are the only national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit patient advocacy organization serving the 5-8% of pregnant women - 300,000 women each year in the U.S. - who are affected by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy such as preeclampsia (formerly known as toxemia), eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. We are advised by a medical board comprising the top medical and scientific experts in preeclampsia and related fields, additionally partnering with other non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, academic institutions, and corporations to achieve our mission. Our corporate Tax ID Number is 91-2073087. WHAT WE DO Educate, support and empower women – and their friends and loved ones - on the warning signs, long term consequences and medical understanding of preeclampsia, including their need to get timely, appropriate care. 700 active volunteers trained in awareness-raising, patient support and education, including online forum moderators 2,250 stories shared by survivors and/or their family members Increase public awareness of preeclampsia, including raising global attention on this devastating maternal-fetal health issue. Over 40 cities hosting the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia across the US in 2015 5,000 new visitors to our website ( every day Enable professional training, resources and research to improve the clinical practices of health care providers. 140,000 patient education brochures and materials distributed to clinics, health centers, and provider offices 500 health care providers educated through in-person and online CME/CEU courses and symposia over the past three years Fund and advocate for research and improved policies to meet critical gaps in scientific knowledge and inspire new thinking. $550,000 in research funding awarded to date 5,000 participants recruited for research studies