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.
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.
By focusing on reducing disparities for families who are marginalized, we are advancing equity and quality for all.
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
Leaders in our Field
We contribute thought leadership to the field of maternal and child health and advise on critical issues that turn thought into action. See how we have been recognized for our work.
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.