In light of the lawsuit Texas vs. United States, Senator Casey held a press conference in support of the ACA. The lawsuit could have severe implications for pregnant women and their families.
MCC hosted its bi-annual policy forum titled "Shaping Policy for Working Mothers and their Families." Learn more about the event.
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program expired on September 30th, 2017 and Congress still has yet to renew it. Learn more about the program's impact on families in Pennsylvania and how you can get involved to help renew it for another 5 years.
Maternity Care Coalition, in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University and the Share Food Program, is excited to announce the launch of C.H.E.W. (Cultivating Healthy Eating & Wellness), a new food buying club based in our South Philadelphia community-based site to promote a culture of health and wellness*.
More women becoming pregnant in the U.S. are already sick with serious chronic conditions. This is one of the reasons why, in the last 20 years, the number of women dying from complications related to childbirth has more than doubled in this country, while maternal mortality is actually decreasing in developing countries.
Last week the Pennsylvania Historical Commission unveiled a historical marker commemorating Booth Maternity Center at what is now part of St Joseph University’s Campus. This was significant to me and the MCC family in many ways.
Yesterday leading national experts joined Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) at our Spring Policy Forum: What’s Next? Surveying the federal policy landscape for women, children and families. Despite the unprecedented degree of uncertainty, our panelists were able to provide valuable insight into how the federal landscape is shaping up for women, children and families.
For the past 6 years, Kellie Phelan has worked with hundreds of children whose parents either are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated. Before becoming the Program Coordinator for Hour Children’s "Hour Friend In Deed" Mentoring Program, Kellie herself was incarcerated, pregnant, and in treatment for opioid dependency.