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Who We Are

In 1980, a group of Philadelphia health and social justice activists came together over concerns about the well-being of pregnant people and infants. They created Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) and advocated for change with policymakers and decision makers.

Today, we continue to center children and their families by supporting, referring, educating, researching, and advocating. 

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Birth with Dignity. Parent with Autonomy. Raise Healthy & Thriving Babies.

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Our History

Black and Brown birthing people and families in the United States often face inequitable systems. We’re a coalition of activists, educators, care providers, and researchers working to improve the health and well-being of pregnant people, babies, and their families.

Our Impact

By focusing on reducing disparities for families who are marginalized, we are advancing equity and quality for all.

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Advocates Make A Difference

"In some cases, Advocates are the only support system clients have around. Our families are used to having us in their houses, and giving them support, guidance, parenting education, and meaningful conversations. Isolation could add to their plate: anxiety, depression, desperation, anger, and violence. Therefore, having someone during this time checking on your well-being is so important."  

- MCC Advocate speaking about the 2020 pandemic

Meet the Team

Our staff represent a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, including advocacy, child care, communications, education, finance, management, marketing, policy, public health, research, and social work.

Join our Mission

If you are someone passionate about child and maternal health and well-being, browse our open positions for an opportunity to join the team.