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The Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) was founded in 1980 in response to Philadelphia's growing infant-mortality rates. Seven Philadelphia area organizations, comprising healthcare professionals and welfare and women's rights groups, joined together to start MCC. They included: the Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization, the Childbirth Education Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Health Law Project, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Concern for Health Options Information, Care and Education (CHOICE), Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH), and American College of Nurse Midwives, Pennsylvania Chapter. MCC's efforts targeted Philadelphia neighborhoods with the highest infant-mortality rates and sought to reduce the number of preventable infant deaths.

From the organization's early stages, MCC's primary focus was on providing health education services while increasing the involvement of local and state government as well as health and welfare agencies. In time, the mission of the Maternity Care Coalition became "to improve maternal and child health and wellbeing through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers, and communities." To achieve this goal, MCC developed community-based maternity services that emphasized improved accessibility to care and increased the prevention emphasis of existing services.

MCC has supported a number of programs since its founding in 1980. As of 2009, these programs have included the MOMobile Project, Early Head Start, Family Start, Healthy Start, and Cribs for Kids. MCC has also had strong and consistent involvement with preventative education efforts focusing on a wide spectrum of issues such as Perinatal Depression, Breastfeeding Awareness, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Services to Incarcerated Women and Parent Education Groups. Other issues that MCC has provided education, support and referrals to Philadelphia communities on are nutrition, safe sleep and SIDS, immunizations and child development. Through these various education efforts, MCC has focused on connecting families to healthcare, education, job training, childcare, public benefits, and housing. MCC also distributes necessities such as baby supplies, emergency food, and maternity clothes.

MCC Programs

One of MCC's most successful community outreach efforts, the MOMobile Project, began in 1989 after MCC secured a Philadelphia Department of Public Health contract. Employing community health workers, known as Advocates, the MOMobile Project focused on reaching out to low-income pregnant women, new parents, infants and their families in the communities where they live. Since the program's beginnings, over 50,000 Philadelphia families have relied on the MOMobile Project to provide them with getting the vital support, health services, and information they need to make healthy choices.

As of 2009, the MOMobile Project has eight neighborhood specific sites, which include: Delaware County, Norristown, North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Riverside, South Philadelphia and West Philadelphia. MOMobile Advocates provide the following services:

• Drive distinctive brightly-colored mini-vans through their communities reaching out to at-risk pregnant and newly parenting adolescents and women.

• Work with families to develop a plan for getting the help they need.

• Link families to healthcare, education, job training, childcare, public benefits, and housing.

• Educate on child development and health and wellness issues.

• Refer to needed services and resources.

• Distribute baby supplies and emergency food.

• Support and encourage parents to achieve their goals for themselves and their children.

The specific issues that MOMobile Advocates focus on are breastfeeding, family planning, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, preventing and confronting domestic violence, parenting skills, lead poisoning prevention, and environmental health. The MOMobile Project also sought to connect parents to health insurance, child care, quit-smoking programs, crisis intervention services, housing, TANF and public benefits, immunizations, translation and interpretation, infant and maternity clothes, help in returning to work or school, emergency food and formula, and treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.

Early Head Start (EHS) is another program spearheaded by MCC. EHS is a comprehensive child development program which offers free linguistically and culturally appropriate health, education, and social services to income eligible families that include a pregnant woman and/or children aged 0-3.

Research Initiatives

MCC conducted a number of research studies using a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach. These research studies include the following topics: perinatal depression; criminal justice and recidivism; maternal obesity and nutrition; utilization of community health workers; HIV education and prevention. The MCC Research Department also tracks and evaluates all MOMobile program outcomes via the Changing Tables database.

The design and implementation of Changing Tables, an automated, interactive data records system to support and track the case management of MOMobile families, strengthens MCC's infrastructure; MCC converts existing client data into Changing Tables, installs the system at all its MOMobile sites, and trains MOMobile Advocates to enter and retrieve data through the system

MCC Structure

In August of 2009, MCC employed 90 staff members and had 23 members serving on their Board of Directors. The nominating committee proposes a slate of individuals with diverse backgrounds, expertise and skills. Board members each serve a 3-year term and can serve up to 3 terms or 9 years. Four of these members serve as officers and new officers are elected each year.

Volunteer Workers

MCC work has relied heavily on receiving help from volunteer workers. Over 700 volunteers provide crucial support in the following areas: serving on committees, in-office work, at MOMobile® sites, at parties and special events, supporting the Cribs for Kids initiative, managing donations such as toys, baby items, and food, with special events such as the Family Gift Connection, Celebrating Mothers on Mother's Day, and the Golf Classic.

Families Served

Since 1989 (when MOMobile® started), direct service provided to more than 70,000 families. In 2008-2009: 5277 education contacts; 1509 families served; 2263 home visits; 2252 deliveries of supplies; 145 children enrolled in EHS (South Philadelphia and Norristown); 89 attended Riverside Correctional Facility prenatal and new parent workshops; 3741 phone calls to Cribs for Kids hotline; 2,591 cribs delivered; Family Gift Connection served 488 children from 168 families.

Funding

In FY 2010: Government (76%) (72 % of Government funding is EHS); Foundations (12%); Individuals (4%); Healthcare Organizations (2%); United Way (3%); Research Grants (1%); Corporations (1%); Other (1%).

Maternity Care Coalition Historical Highlights: 1980 to 2009

1980

• MCC is founded to reduce preventable infant deaths by improving the accessibility and prevention emphasis of existing maternity services by helping targeted neighborhoods to develop new community based services.

• Eight local organizations found MCC, including: Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organization, Childbirth Education Association of Greater Philadelphia, Health Law Project, University of Pennsylvania Law School, CHOICE, Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health, and American College of Nurse Midwives, Pennsylvania Chapter.

• MCC focuses on education directed to neighborhoods with highest infant mortality rates and to the leadership of health and welfare agencies, as well as city and state legislative bodies.

1981

• MCC shares offices with Philadelphia Welfare Rights Organizations.

• Sister Teresita Hinnegan conducts study for Hahnemann.

• MCC protests Presbyterian Hospital closing obstetrical unit.

1982

• MCC receives first foundation funding amount of $15,000.

• MCC holds public hearing to oppose cut backs in Maternal Infant Care (MIC) and Women, Infant & Children's Nutrition (WIC) programs and presents petitions to state officials.

1983

• West Philadelphia neighborhoods develop plan for Tri-Community Maternity Center, a free-standing birth center subsequently stymied by the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Welfare Department.

1984

• MCC threatens lawsuit regarding hospitals requiring preadmission deposit for obstetrics.

• MCC organizes citywide meeting for African-American Clergy.

1985

• First public Annual Meeting, Adolescent Pregnancy, with Thurmond Evans, is held.

1986

• First part-time Executive Director, Julie Cadwallader-Staub, is hired.

• MCC moves to 1415 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.

• MCC kicks off opening of the Strawberry Mansion Health Center.

• MCC receives first United Way Community Development Grant.

1987

• MCC works for expansion of Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania (COBRA option); MCC lobbies for Philadelphia hearing on Medical Assistance.

• Annual Meeting, Tale of Three Cities, includes speakers from Hartford, New York City and Washington D.C.

• MCC begins outreach and counseling in Strawberry Mansion for 191 clients.

1988

• MCC implements Community Maternity Worker program in Strawberry Mansion with two part-time Advocates.

• MCC secures funding from Scott Paper Company to hire full-time executive director; writes Robert Wood Johnson proposal for Local Funders in Health Initiatives Program with support of eight local foundations spearheaded by the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

• MCC organizes Infant Mortality Hearing in Philadelphia City Council.

• MCC hosts first citywide Annual Meeting, Conference on Perinatal Cocaine Use.

• The Board of Directors holds its first retreat.

1989

• First full-time Executive Director, JoAnne Fischer, is hired.

• MCC receives Philadelphia Department of Public Health contract to develop and conduct MOMobile Project.

• MCC receives Robert Wood Johnson grant, Philadelphia Department of Public Health contract and funding from eight local foundations for $1.4 million over four years for Community Maternity Projects.

• MCC sponsors Annual Meeting Conference on Support to Families of Drug Using Pregnant Women.

• MCC lobbies Philadelphia City Council for additional Maternity Service Program funds.

1990

• MCC secures funds from National March of Dimes to develop Latina MOMobile Program.

• Strawberry Mansion Community Maternity Care Project expands, offering more intensive case management and parent education.

• West Philadelphia Community Maternity Project, Neighborhood and Latina Advisory Committees established.

• Annual Meeting focuses on Mothers and Babies at Risk: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS.

• Policy and Advocacy Committee focuses on WIC eligibility and Syphilis alert, Healthy Beginnings and Maternal Infant Health budget.

1991

• MCC moves offices to 511 North Broad Street in Philadelphia.

• MCC hires staff for the Policy and Advocacy Committee and the Program Development and Evaluation Committee.

• MCC Policy and Advocacy Committee focuses on New Health Commissioner, City Health Center Legislation, Immunization, Health Care for Uninsured Children and Healthy Start funding.

• Community Maternity Project and MOMobile revise record keeping for more intensive case management.

• Annual Meeting, Good Intentions are Not Enough: Cultural Diversity in MCH, is held.

• MCC serves 1752 pregnant women and a total of 3,360 clients.

• Annual Appeal initiated.

• Pew Charitable Trust funds Latina MOMobile.

• Phoebe Haas Charitable Trust funds purchase and outfitting of Latina MOMobile.

• Board engages in long range planning process which includes survey of Board, staff, competitors, collaborators, funders, donors and clients.

1992

• MCC establishes Delaware Valley Partnership for Healthier Babies; co-sponsors "Baby Your Baby" media campaign.

• MCC Annual Conference, Health Reform: Time to Push for Mothers and Babies, is held.

• JoAnne Fischer receives Women's Way Award, Women of Courage, for contributions to women, children and families.

• MCC organizes National Summit on Universal Maternity Care and Health Reform in Washington, D.C.

• MCC is plaintiff in Scott vs. DPW - EPSDT lawsuit.

• Board establishes Fundraising and Public Relations Advisory committees.

• Board revises Bylaws.

• MCC receives Healthy Start funding for West Philadelphia MOMobile/Healthy Start Express.

• MCC concludes Robert Wood Johnson sponsored Community Maternity Project (CMP); Melinda Jenkins, Ph.D. presents dissertation on the CMP program evaluation.

1993

• Policy and Advocacy Committee launches breastfeeding initiative; commissions focus group on managed care and Maternal and Child Health.

• MCC hires a Director of Finance and Communication/Community Relations Program Associate.

• MCC initiates Adolescent Program with support of Junior League and William Penn Foundation.

• MCC Annual Conference, Safe Mothers, Safe Babies; Domestic Violence and Pregnancy, is held.

• With Women's Law Project and United Way, MCC publishes guide "Pregnant Women: Rights & Resources under the Law."

• Connelly Foundation supports Latina MOMobile with funding in the amount of $30,000.

• Policy and Advocacy Committee focuses on early discharge and breastfeeding.

• MCC computerizes donor and client data and revises client intake forms.

• MCC sponsors first "House Party," where supporters invite friends to learn about and contribute to MCC.

• MCC conducts "Get the Lead out Program" with Health Management Alternatives and Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth.

• MOMobiles and Community Maternity Projects combined serve over 2,000 women in fiscal year 1992-93.

1994

• MCC staff is now at 35.

• MCC unifies MOMobile and Community Maternity Projects.

• South Philadelphia MOMobile receives funding from Mercy Health Plan and moves to be more independent.

• MCC moves Main Office to 2000 Hamilton Street.

• MOMobiles and Community Maternity Projects combined serve over 2,200 women in fiscal year 1993-94.

1995

• MCC establishes two school-based MOMobiles at Overbrook and Strawberry Mansion High Schools.

• The South Philadelphia MOMobile establishes a permanent home at 1605 Catherine Street in Philadelphia.

• MCC convenes Tenth Annual Conference, Baby Blues--Before and Beyond: Promoting Mental Health and Coping with Mental Illness among Pregnant Women & Parents of Infants.

• MCC merges with Pennsylvania Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, giving birth to a stronger voice for women and children state-wide.

• Computerized client data base to facilitate uniform reporting and quality assurance monitoring is implemented.

• MCC revises its mission statement and develops a set of statements of belief for the agency.

1996

• MCC staff now at 57 full-time and part-time staff.

• MCC establishes a MOMobile at Germantown Hospital, expanding the total MOMobile program to nine sites.

• MCC develops a model HIV prevention program, integrating HIV education and prevention strategies into the work of each MOMobile team.

• MOMobile programs serve over 3,000 women and their families, completing nearly 2,500 home visits and making 4,785 referrals for health and social services.

• MCC hosts its first fundraising event in Western Pennsylvania, a House Party in Pittsburgh.

• Eleventh Annual Conference, Pregnant Pause: Time to Talk About Teens, Sex and the Next Generation, draws over 800 participants to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

• MCC provides consumer education and advocacy to fight cuts in safety net services proposed by federal and state "welfare reform."

• Policy and Advocacy staff help critique and provide guidance for the PA Department of Health's Health Choices program, which creates a managed care system for the state's Medical Assistance population.

1997

• MCC convenes Ethics, Maternal & Child Health, and Managed Care, a Roundtable featuring well-known bioethicist Arthur Caplan, Ph.D. and a panel of providers, consumers, and experts in public health, public policy and managed care.

• Funding is secured to purchase MOMobile vans for the South Philadelphia and Strawberry Mansion sites.

• Education and Advocacy program hosts Working for Mothers & Babies in PA: Post-Election Strategies, drawing over 100 maternal and child health advocates, providers, and policy makers from across the state to Harrisburg to discuss strategies to promote policies that work for families.

• Education and Advocacy staff collaborates with MOMobile staff to initiate a grassroots consumer education campaign about HealthChoices, the State's mandated managed care plan for Medical Assistance recipients.

• The William Penn Foundation awards MCC a two-year grant, totaling $461,195, to strengthen infrastructure, support and management information systems.

• Director of Family Services is hired.

• MCC hosts a two-day Future Search Forum, Exploring Strategies to Improve the Health & Well-Being of Mothers, Infants, and Their Families in Pennsylvania Over the Next Ten Years, drawing stakeholders from across the state and bringing together funders, providers, policy makers, families, clients and advocates to forge a common vision of Maternal and Child Health in the next decade.

• MCC contracts with the four managed care companies designated by Health Choices to serve Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance families.

• MOMobile programs serve over 3,000 women and their families: completing nearly 3,500 home visits, offering lead poisoning education to over 1,329 families and providing HIV prevention education to 1,666 pregnant women and their families.

• Twelfth Annual Conference, Blueprint for the Village: Families and Communities Building the Future, draws over 600 to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

1998

• MCC sponsors session on Making Managed Care Work for Mothers and Babies in Harrisburg; MCC plays a key role in developing and assuring the passage of a managed care "Patients' Bill of Rights," which provides consumer protections including disclosure provisions and grievance procedures.

• With Philadelphia Citizen's for Children and Youth and the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Office of Maternal and Child Health, MCC hosts an Invitational Roundtable of 125 practitioners, policy makers, advocates, consumers and insurers to explore ways to ensure accountability, measuring the quality of maternal and child health services provided by managed care organizations through Pennsylvania's Health Choices program.

• The design and implementation of Changing Tables, an automated, interactive data records system to support and track the case management of MOMobile families, strengthens MCC's infrastructure; MCC converts existing client data into Changing Tables, installs the system at all its MOMobile sites, and trains MOMobile Advocates to enter and retrieve data through the system.

• Board completes a year-long Strategic Planning Process to "ensure MCC's long term ability to remain economically sound and deliver valuable and sustainable programs and services in areas of direct service, education, research and advocacy."

• MCC tests advocates on MOMobile Core Competencies to determine areas of individual and collective strengths and areas for improvement; trainings are designed to fit individual and group needs; special writing workshops developed for staff.

• MCC conducts a survey comparing the use of health and human services between MOMobile clients and non-clients. Measurements of client satisfaction with the MOMobile program indicate that over 70% of clients surveyed would switch their health plans if their current plan did not offer MOMobile services. Outcome and developed logic models to guide future MOMobile research.

• MCC develops and disseminates 2,000 copies of a "How to Guide for Families," designed to help families access cash assistance, health insurance, and nutrition programs in the new welfare system.

• MCC establishes a Main Line MOMobile, stationing a MOMobile Advocate to work with over 70 families at Bryn Mawr Family Practice and Lankenau Hospital. A new partnership is formed with the YMCA of Greater Philadelphia to initiate a new Early Head Start Program in South Philadelphia.

1999

• MCC celebrates the opening of the tenth MOMobile site located in Norristown, Montgomery County.

• MCC celebrates the opening of the eleventh MOMobile site located in Upper Darby, Delaware County.

• Women's Health, Children's Futures, the first Annual Educational Series for professionals, advocates, and policymakers serving women and children, is held at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; the series is conducted in three (standing room only) sessions, covering topics ranging from housing issues to social conditions as a primary cause of disease to the "Secret Lives of Poor Women."

• MCC holds The Governor's Budget briefing with over 50 persons attending.

• A test mailing of a Mother's Day card to over 3,000 new donors emerges as the first step in a strategy to develop an affinity between Mother's Day and MCC in order to further the agency's marketing and fund development goals.

• A public outcry for a MOMobile in the Northeast results in securing funding for the twelfth MOMobile site.

• The name "Changing Tables" is service-marked and a logo is designed.

• With the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and the Twenty-First Century League Mousetrap grant, MCC responds to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare changes by:

* Hiring a full-time Welfare-to-Work Coordinator.

* Conducting a six-part TANF training series for MCC staff.

* Hiring and training ten TANF recipients as transitional workers.

* Developing client needs assessment and TANF module for Changing Tables.

* Sponsoring agency Welfare-to-Work Program Retreat.

* Creating opportunities for approved community service.

* Developing TANF brochure in five languages (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian) and distributing 20,000 copies.

* Assisting city with urgent, targeted outreach to families at highest risk.

* Working with Community Legal Services to challenge TANF work requirements for teen parents in school.

* Advocating, along with the Women's Law Project, for the State to change domestic violence exemption.

* Demonstrating nationally how community health worker model can be applied to assist in transition from welfare to work.

• MCC participates in a Robert Wood Johnson Covering Kids grant program to conduct Children's Health Insurance Program outreach, enrollment and education of Communities of Faith.

• MCC participates in Montgomery County Commissioner's Infant Mortality Hearings and Development of Infant Health Plan, contributing to the designation of Norristown as a medically underserved area eligible for federal funds.

• MCC receives the Eastern College Award for Nonprofit Excellence.

2000

• MCC collaborates with Women's Christian Alliance and is awarded a four-year grant from the Center for Disease Control, totaling over $850,000, for HIV prevention with African American Women.

• Family Gift Connection (FGC) collects gifts for over 800 children in the Delaware Valley; Giving Partners is increased by 25% and is coordinated by the energetic FGC volunteer elves.

• Mother's Day 2000 Honoring Motherhood Campaign is launched; a contract is signed with GivingCapital.com; first on-line giving generates over $6,000 for Mother's Day 2000.

• Baby Basics program is created in partnership with local Body Shops; in-kind donations of basic items are collected for new moms and babies.

• MCC hosts 45 volunteers from Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for United Way Day of Caring, completing three different agency projects.

• MCC celebrates the opening of the 12th MOMobile site located in Northeast Philadelphia.

• MCC's Family Album Annual Report gets a face lift with a new look and format.

• MCC receives over 8,000 coats for area families in need of "warmth" for the Fresh Fields/WXPN Annual Coat Drive.

• In-kind furniture is donated by SmithKline Beecham to expand MCC administrative offices at 2000 Hamilton Street.

• Phase I Advancement Research of MCC's new Major Donor campaign is completed.

• Professional Education Series 2000 session, Nicotine: Drug Challenge of the Millennium, is held for the first time in a suburban location at the William Penn Inn in Gwynedd, PA.

• The Empowerment Study is launched at three sites - Norristown, Latina and Strawberry Mansion.

• Early Head Start (EHS) federal site reviews and acknowledge the quality of MOMobile/EHS services; reviewers remark that "all aspects and elements of the home based curriculum are excellent...and exceed standards"; also noted were the "excellent relationships" of Advocates with the families with whom they work.

• Early Head Start's home-based component is fully enrolled all year.

• ELECT students' graduation rates totals 78%.

• MCC collaborates with Community Legal Services and succeeds in having changes made on the eligibility intake process for school based subsidized daycare for its Welfare to Work Program.

• The American Public Health Association accepts Making TANF Work for Mothers and Babies: A Community Based Organization's Response to Welfare Reform for presentation at its Annual Meeting.

• All MOMobile sites complete core competency training in how to Support, Educate and Advocate to Ensure that Each of Your Clients can Access All Public Benefits to which They are Entitled.

• Leadership continuity addressed by revising the Bylaws to extend Board terms to a maximum of 3 three-year terms.

2001

• MCC's Empowerment Study, aimed at assessing the impact of the MOMobile program, is implemented at Strawberry Mansion, Latina, and Norristown MOMobile sites.

• DeShawn Snow, wife of 76er, Eric Snow, becomes active with MCC as celebrity spokesperson of the Mother's Day Campaign and hosts a successful house party for Sixer's Wives.

• Mother's Day campaign raises over $60,000.

• MCC Staff and Consultants Present at American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Topics include: MCC's Information System and Welfare Reform, Making TANF Work for Mothers and Babies; and Translating Research and Policy into Service.

• MCC's Executive Director and Early Head Start Program Coordinator present on MCC's Early Head Start Program at Zero to Three/Early Head Start National Conference in Washington, DC.

• MCC awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Tobacco Prevention Network to foster smoke-free pregnancies among Latina clients. A program was developed and implemented at the Norristown and Latina MOMobile sites. Over 100 women sign a pledge to commit themselves to a smoke-free pregnancy.

• As part of MCC's Healthy Living Program, MCC develops and implements an HIV counseling and testing post-card system to confirm that clients are receiving HIV testing. The system is piloted at the North, Strawberry Mansion, and West MOMobile sites.

• MCC's Professional Education Series addresses immigrant health, maternal and child nutrition, and environmental health; Guest speakers include Woodie Kessel, Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Government.

• MCC awarded funds from Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy Homes Initiatives to address environmental health.

• MCC votes to continue as an affiliate of the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition in its effort to establish collaborations at the national level.

• ELECT site closes after School District of Philadelphia cancels contract with the Strawberry Mansion and Overbrook High Schools. Overbrook's site changes name to Overbrook/Main Line.

• Web-based version of MCC's Client Data Management System, Changing Tables®, is completed.

• MCC chosen as recipient of Philadelphia Care's Arden Theater benefit. MCC raises over $3,000 from donations made at final dress rehearsal.

• United Way establishes new funding guidelines and nearly doubles MCC's allocation.

• Norristown and Overbrook/Main Line sites hold their first Community Advisory groups.

• South Philadelphia/Early Head Start MOMobile relocates to 2000 Mifflin Street.

• MOMobile program serves 3,339 women and families.

• MCC begins the Vulnerable Adults Self-Sufficiency Project in North and West Philadelphia with $125,000 support from the Pew Fund for Vulnerable Adults.

• MCC joins PA DPW's Community Connections Initiative: A collaboration of six community-based agencies in North Philadelphia under the Leadership of Temple University's Center for Social Policy and Community Development.

• MCC receives a capacity building grant from the William Penn Foundation totaling $351,890 over two years to further develop the REA program.

2002

• MCC receives National Safe Motherhood Award and contributes a square to the Safe Motherhood Quilt Project; participates in CDC National Summit on Safe Motherhood.

• Diane Croce joins the MCC team as chairperson of the 2002 Mother's Day Campaign and secures Citizens Bank corporate sponsorship for MOMobile Mother's Day events. Mother's Day Campaign raises over $93,000.

• MCC enhances its relationship with the Philadelphia 76ers and is designated an official Sixer's charity. MCC sells Mother's Day cards at 3 Sixer's home games. Comcast Public Service Announcements featuring Diane and Pat Croce and DeShawn and Eric Snow are broadcast on many local stations.

• MCC awarded a grant from Delaware County Tobacco Settlement funds to conduct Smoking Cessation program.

• MCC's Professional Education Series addresses: the role of communities of faith in childbirth and childrearing; maternal and infant mental health; and the Safe Motherhood framework.

• MCC loses funding from hospital systems due to dramatic increase in malpractice insurance that exacerbates hospital fiscal crises and prompts major cuts to community health programs.

• North Philadelphia MOMobile relocates to 703 North 8th Street.

• MCC implements expanded Healthy Start program in West Philadelphia.

• MCC's website receives a record 33,500 hits.

• MCC receives first grant from Taylor Hospital Foundation and a third Children's Trust Fund grant to expand service in Delaware County.

• MCC implements EPA-funded Healthy Homes Initiative at Germantown MOMobile.

• MCC presents testimony to state legislators and PA DPW staff on TANF Reauthorization, PA's Extended TANF proposal, and the Child Care and Development Block Grant.

• MCC undertakes more ambitious efforts to assist clients in accessing the Food Stamp Program beginning with initial training for designated sites on Food Stamp Prescreening.

• MCC testifies at a Pennsylvania House Health and Human Services Committee hearing to advocate for the commencement and full funding of AdultBasic, a new health insurance program for adults in Pennsylvania.

• MCC's Empowerment Study pilot yields positive results showing significant impact of participation in the MOMobile program on clients' self-perception of decision-making skills, self-sufficiency and self-determination, as well as communication with healthcare provider and job-readiness.

• MCC responds to the aftermath of the events of 9/11/01 by sharing expert advice on talking with young children about such tragedies and the feelings they raise. In addition, as a result of the events, MCC workload increased because Advocates confronted with immigrants frightened for the safety of their families, laid-off airport workers seeking public benefits for the first time, and a grandmother who became an infant's primary caretaker when both parents were called for reserve duty.

2003

• The American Public Health's Association's (APHA) Annual Meeting is held in Philadelphia in November, 2002. MCC named as the official host charity of the meeting. 18 staff members participate in the meeting, and MCC staff members and consultants present at 11 different sessions.

• MCC, in partnership with Montgomery Early Learning Centers and Montgomery County Head Start, is chosen to join 160 agencies throughout the nation that manage Early Head Start Programs. Building upon the success of the Norristown Area MOMobile, MCC and its partners establish the first Early Head Start program in Montgomery County.

• MCC receives a $325,352 grant from the USDA to conduct a research project to analyze and increase food stamp program enrollment among eligible yet nonparticipating families. This program is implemented in Delaware and Montgomery counties, and MCC hires its first Food Stamp Coordinator.

• MCC receives $25,000 from the Office of Women's Health for Community-based Breastfeeding Promotion. MCC convenes a breastfeeding advisory committee and works with the local media to publicize the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. MCC explores collaborating with the state's Healthy Babies hotline to provide breastfeeding support for mothers statewide, and secures federal funds to develop a breastfeeding website.

• MCC successfully submits proposal to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to expand and intensify MCC's immunization outreach and case management in Germantown and the Northeast. With the funds, MCC creates an Immunization Coordinator position.

• MCC explores integrating doula services in its programs, holding a training session for MOMobile staff and researching doula programs from around the country. Six staff members attend training for doula certification.

• MCC's Professional Education Series addresses fatherhood, immunization education, and health literacy.

• MCC staff members and supporters honor their foremothers by recognizing the work of Helen Faust, early advocate for pregnant and parenting teens in the Philadelphia public schools, and Helen Rodriquez-Trias, a nationally recognized health care advocate for women, children, persons with AIDS, and the poor. Three MCC staff members also present on the history of the women's health movement in Philadelphia at APHA and at a special session of MCC's Professional Education Series.

• MCC focuses on fathers, holding a PES on fatherhood, and creating a fatherhood video featuring Eric Snow and his Eric's Challenge program for fathers and sons. MCC also collaborates with Jay Fagan on a research proposal for an Early Head Start fatherhood program. Six sites hold Father's Day POMs or conduct other activities for dads.

• MCC welcomes Patricia Smith to the West Philadelphia MOMobile. Ms. Smith is MCC's first intern through the Citizens Bank Community Service Sabbatical, a program in which Citizens Bank employees take a 3-month sabbatical to work in community organizations.

• PEW funds MCC capacity building efforts, supporting Quality Assurance efforts that result in extensive revisions to MCC's client database management system, Changing Tables.®

• MCC joins the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Welfare Coalitions, and helps write policy briefs on federal TANF Reauthorization. MCC also presents testimony on TANF to the leadership of the PA Department of Welfare.

• Ed Rendell is elected governor of Pennsylvania. Donna Cooper, Director, Governor's Policy Office, presents the Governor's "Plan for a New Pennsylvania" to 50 REA committee members, Philadelphia policy leaders, and MCC staff members.

• MCC is extensively quoted in the local press for its expert perspective on how the malpractice crisis and the closing of many of departments harshly impacts low-income pregnant women.

• Lisa Thomas-Laury joins MCC Mother's Day Campaign, "Celebrating Mothers 2003," as honorary co-chairperson. Diane Croce continues to serve as co-chair. Mother's Day Campaign raises over $120,000, an MCC record.

• MCC enhances its relationship with Comcast, Citizens Bank, and the 76ers. MCC secures Kremp Florist as "Celebrating Mothers 2003" campaign sponsor.

• MCC receives record publicity during the Mother's Day campaign, with 2 PSAs shown during commercial time slots, and segments on MCC shown on a variety of television and news programs.

• After war breaks out in Iraq in March, MCC holds a special Mother's Day event with military moms at the Willow Grove Navy Center.

• MCC establishes a Chief Operating Officer position, promoting Bette Begleiter to Deputy Executive Director.

• New MOMobile site in Sharon Hill opens as a second location of the Delaware County MOMobile.

• Additional administrative office space in Hamilton Street office is acquired to accommodate a growing number of staff and volunteers.

• JoAnne Fischer honored as a Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

• MCC and Philadelphia Society for Services to Children receive a grant from GlaxoSmithKline and the United Way to explore a potential merger/strategic alliance. A task force retains Fairmount Ventures to conduct a feasibility study of the collaboration. Fairmount Ventures recommends a merger but the PSSC Board decides not to pursue.

2004

• With a grant from the William Penn Foundation and a greater focus on research in maternal and child health, the position of Director of Research and Evaluation is created.

• The Director of Research, Education, and Advocacy is given the new charge of leading MCC's public policy efforts, especially around the obstetrics crisis for childbearing families in the Philadelphia region.

• Two articles on the findings of MCC's Empowerment Study, which measured the outcomes of the MOMobile intervention, were published in the peer-reviewed "Journal of Community Psychology."

• The MCC Board convenes an ad-hoc Board Development Committee that meets for six months. Out of its many recommendations, the committee proposes four Bylaws changes that extend the maximum term length for the acting President of the Board, require Board members to sign a Conflict of Interest policy, detail the Board's policy around absences from Board meetings, and permanently create a Governance Committee of the Board. The Board approves all Bylaws changes at its March 2004 meeting.

• MCC's Professional Education Series focuses on food policy and obesity, incarcerated parents, and school readiness.

• Executive Director JoAnne Fischer testifies before the Philadelphia City Council on shifting priorities in city funding for services to pregnant women. These funding shifts result in MCC losing Title V funding for its MOMobile program.

• Felicia Washington, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) candidate at the Drexel University School of Public Health, completes a research project at MCC on increasing breastfeeding rates among low-income African American women.

• MOMobile clients and their families attend 79 educational Parent Outreach Meetings on a number of topics such as breastfeeding, literacy, nutrition, budgeting, and immunizations.

• MCC's Cribs for Kids Program is launched. MCC receives a grant from the CJ Foundation and the proceeds of the WAWA SIDS Walk in New Jersey to purchase cribs for MOMobile families and to provide educational materials on safe sleep environment.

• MCC's Early Head Start Program in the Norristown area is fully enrolled at 60 and a waiting list is started.

• The 2004 Celebrating Mothers campaign is the most successful to date. MCC raises over $150,000 with the help of honorary co-chair Andrea Thome and sponsorship from Citizens Bank and the Phillies. MCC is named the beneficiary of the Phillies Mystery Ball event.

• MCC holds a tea at the 2003 Flower Show to kick off the 2004 Celebrating Mothers Campaign. The event raises over $4,000 and becomes an MCC tradition.

• MCC is instrumental in bringing the story of formula companies' intervention in the National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign to national media attention. After MCC shares the story with both 20/20 and CBS II, 20/20 produces and airs a segment on the controversy.

• MCC Board Vice President Mary Posner is named Volunteer of the Year by Main Line Life magazine for her extensive volunteer and Board service for MCC.

• MCC begins planning for its 25th Anniversary in 2005.

2005

• One of the year's major highlights is MCC's 25 Anniversary. The year culminates with 600 friends of MCC s at a truly special celebration on September 29 at the Hyatt Penn's Landing. The event features a live and silent auction and a new video sponsored by Comcast, highlighting MCC's history mission, programs and future.

• As part of MCC's 25th Anniversary, two professional education programs are held on Childbirth at a Crossroads. Presentations include an International Women's Day Stakeholder's Speak session of stakeholders, policymakers, and practitioners who discuss the question: Is there a healthcare crisis affecting prenatal and obstetric services today? In the second session, How Beliefs and Practice Evolve, Our Bodies, Ourselves authors Judy Norsigian, Robbie Davis-Floyd, (MCC's own) Elizabeth Lindsey, along with Ruth Wilf and JoAnne Fischer explore critical historical and current issues for childbearing families.

• Cribs for Kids experiences extraordinary growth after a series of articles by the Daily News' Jill Porter exposes the serious risks associated with co-sleeping. Our Cribs for Kids hotline receives over 4000 phone calls leading to the provision of over 2500 cribs to MCC and regional families. MCC partners with the City's Department of Human Services, Health Department, Naomi Post and many others to educate the community about safe sleep and to meet this pressing need.

• In recognition of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, MCC co-sponsors a press conference with PA Senator Connie Williams who introduces legislation to support breastfeeding mothers.

• Hold successful event on September 28 attended by over 60 guests to announce the Breastfeeding Friendly Business Awards and launch a "Breastfeeding Welcome here" decal campaign.

• Co-Chairs Diane Croce and Lynn Doyle lead a successful Mothers Day campaign raising $185,000 for MCC programs.

• In collaboration with the Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation, Family Start is launched, providing important support to 200 new mothers who are in TANF job training programs.

• Due to significant city, state and federal cuts in funding, three MOMobile sites – Strawberry Mansion, Germantown and Sharon Hill – are closed. In addition two sites – Latina and North –merge and became the newly named North Central MOMobile. Despite these traumatic cuts, services are provided to almost 4,400 families.

• Cizely Kurian, public health student completes her Drexel Community-based Master Project, a photo essay project on women & welfare and wins several awards including: Third Place Winner of the Department of Health and Human Services' 2005 Secretary's Award for Innovations in Health Promotion; Winner of the 2005 Drexel Research Day award for Innovations in Education and Outreach

2006

Childbirth at a Crossroads is published, bringing together extensive research, stakeholder and provider interviews and identifying troubling trends and promising recommendations. The report is released at a successful press conference moderated by MCC Board member, Sara Lomax-Reese, and includes Gene Bishop (physician health advocate and chief writer)Estelle Richman (PA Secretary of Welfare), Joanne Grossi (PA Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention) and Andrew Wigglesworth, President of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council.

• MOMobile Program serves almost 5,000 families, including 1,800 participants in Parent Outreach Meetings.

• Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Local Initiative Funding Partners awards MCC a four year $475,000 grant to open a MOMobile Program at Riverside Correctional Facility. MCC is successful in raising the 1:1 match required by RWJ.

• MCC creates a Diversity Task Force to explore and promote diversity within MCC. An all staff full day training offered by the National Coalition Building Institute is very well received.

• MCC continues to serve as a critical training site for our future maternal and child health practitioners, providing internships for over 45 students from area medical, graduate, university, community college and high schools.

• Demand for safe sleep education and cribs persist, seriously taxing MCC staff and budget. In his annual budget speech, Mayor Street recommends that the City contribute $250,000 to the Cribs for Kids program. The Cribs for Kids program is reorganized to include face-to-face contact with families by home visits and workshops throughout the city. Staffing and funding is increased.

• Mother and son, Will and Carolyn Smith, are this year's Celebrating Mothers honorary co-chairs. Two sold-out teas, corporate sponsorships and a successful Mother's Day card campaign raise almost $185,000.

• Mark Michaels organizes golf benefit for MCC. First annual "Celebrating Fathers Golf Classic" is conceived and raises over $15,000.

2007

• Our newest MOMobile, the Riverside MOMobile opens at the Riverside Correctional Facility, serving over 150 women through prenatal and postpartum groups, and case management during incarceration and up to one year after release.

• The OB crisis grows with the closing of Jeanes Hospital's Obstetrics services. This is the 14th hospital maternity service eliminated in the last ten years. MCC takes the lead in bringing this issue (and the need for enhanced access to prenatal care) to decision makers in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the community, media, and managed care providers.

• MOMobile Program serves nearly 4,500 families through home visits, consultations and Parent Outreach Meetings.

• Family Start services expand to Delaware County; Family Start in Philadelphia continues to grow, serving over 300 women and their babies.

• Cribs for Kids program revises services, providing in person contact and safe sleep education to every family who receives a crib. The demand for cribs remains high – the Cribs hotlines processes over 3,300 phone calls; close to 2,200 cribs are distributed.

• The Pew Charitable Trust awards a 3 year grant to provide a perinatal depression prevention program to MCC's clients.

• In collaboration with the Family Planning Council, the Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership, MCC delivers extremely well received perinatal depression training throughout the State.

• Mothers Day Co-Chairs Diane Croce and Carolyn Smith lead a record breaking campaign, surpassing our fundraising goal by raising $209,000. 79 donors become members of MCC's new Carnation Club by donating $1000 or more. The annual kick-off Tea is moved to the Marriott and is successful in raising friends, funds and enthusiasm for MCC and the Mothers Day campaign.

• The second annual Celebrating Fathers Golf Classic raises $23,000 through corporate sponsorships, a silent auction and participant fees.

• MCC board engages in Strategic Planning with assistance of consultant Shelby Miller. Recommendations include developing a logic model for MCC planning that will emphasize Impacts and Outcomes rather than Goals and Objectives. Strategies for financial viability include focusing on pursuing multi-year grants and MCC's need for a long term fund development plan.

2008

• MCC releases the report, Survey of Prenatal Care Availability for Medicaid Managed Care Recipients in Philadelphia, which documents the barriers to prenatal care for the Medicaid population. MCC continues to lead advocacy efforts in bringing the needs of childbearing families (and the need for enhanced access to prenatal care and birthing facilities) to decision makers in Philadelphia and Harrisburg, the community, media, providers and managed care providers.

• MOMobile Program serves over 3,000 families through home visits, consultations and Parent Outreach Meetings.

• MCC partners with the Drexel School of Medicine's Partnership for the Comprehensive Care Program and Neighbor to Neighbor, a community development corporation of the First African Baptist Church in Sharon Hill, PA. Together, these three institutions form the Office of Minority Health HIV prevention program. Staff from the Delaware County MOMobile are trained to give clients HIV rapid tests and enhanced HIV prevention education. HIV 101 workshops for adults and teens are held at the First African Baptist Church, where a highly successful testing day results in almost 150 congregants learning their HIV status.

• Cribs for Kids program provides in person contact and safe sleep education to every family who receives a crib. The Cribs hotline processes almost 3,400 phone calls; over 2,500 cribs are distributed. Cribs for Kids staff present at national conferences and provide training throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania to providers and families.

• MOMobile Advocates receive training on the Edinburgh Post-Natal Depression Scale (EPDS) and begin screening clients using the tool. The Pew-funded Perinatal Emotional Support Program begins offering seven in-home intensive intervention sessions to clients who are identified to be at risk for perinatal depression. Women who complete the program have significantly improved EPDS scores.

• In collaboration with the Family Planning Council and the Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership, MCC continues to provide extremely well received perinatal depression training throughout the State.

• Mother's Day Co-Chairs Diane Croce and Carolyn Smith reprise their successful leadership of the campaign, and the fundraising goal of $200,000 is surpassed by $8,000. Patti LaBelle, a Philadelphia favorite is announced as Honorary Chair at the annual kick-off Tea held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Eileen Fisher staff attends the tea and sponsor a very successful shopping day for MCC (raising over $10,000). We welcomed 7 corporate event sponsors and raise over $81,000 to start off the campaign. 89 donors become members of MCC's Carnation Club by donating $1,000 or more during this fiscal year.

• The second annual Celebrating Fathers Golf Classic is held at Scotland Run and raises $61,000 through corporate sponsorships, a silent auction and participant fees.

• Obtain contract from Keystone Mercy Health Plan to assist them in locating and providing service to pregnant participants who may need additional support.

• Partner with the Pennsylvania Perinatal Partnership and Family Planning Council and provide leadership in the planning and implementation of training throughout the state for providers on perinatal depression.

2009

• The MOMobile program served 1,607 women and 547 babies.

• MCC enrolled 91 pregnant and parenting women into four different parenting classes. 59 parenting class sessions were also provided.

• 261 participants registered for Family Start Services, 51% of which completed the program, and 35% returned to their respective training program or employment.

• Over 200 parenting skills pre-tests and over 150 postpartum bonding surveys were completed by MOMobile clients.

• MCC released Insuring Healthy Births Report at a rally in May. MCC and sponsoring organizations read the stories of four women who have either lost insurance, had difficulty obtaining insurance, or can barely afford their plan.

• MCC has maintained an organizing presence with the group of Northeast residents concerned about access to maternity services.

• E-Alerts were sent to the Board of Directors on the following topics: Breastfeeding rates, Access to prenatal care in Norristown, Healthcare reform, Contacting Senators to support PA Access to Basic Care, Closure of the Chestnut Hill Hospital maternity ward, Possible closure of Northeastern Hospital, PCCY's Kid Budget Campaign, the Economic Stimulus legislation, Children's Health Insurance Program legislation, Insuring Healthy Births Report and Rally.

• Six Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace awards were given in September with over 100 attending.

• Breast Pump Fact Sheets have been written and distributed for parents and physicians about how to access breast pumps for Medicaid clients.

• MCC participated in an invited national panel to provide recommendations to HHS on the next "Breastfeeding Blue Print."

• A summary report of the research identifying the barriers women face obtaining insurance, the types of insurance available, and how other states provide funding for women in their childbearing years was produced.

• The MCC Keystone Mercy Outreach Initiative successfully completed 155 "locator services" and conducted 106 prenatal assessments. 71 clients completed Follow-through services.

• The Standard Operating Procedures was successfully revised in April 2009 and was published on MCC's new Staff Intranet.

• On May 1, 2009 MCC was named as the grantee and assumed full responsibility for the South Philadelphia EHS Site. The program was funded to serve 85 slots (22 pregnant women, 33 Home-based children, and 30 center-based children). As of June 30, 2009, the total enrollment was 86.

• The Norristown EHS site has maintained a full home-based enrollment. As of June 30, 2009 the total enrollment was 39.

• Two sessions (5 groups per session) met at North Central MOMobile and participated in the HIV SISTA group intervention. 13 women were served.

• 2,591 cribs were distributed through the Cribs for Kids program.

• MCC partnered with the First Candle/SIDS Alliance to bring their nationally-recognized continuing education training curriculum for nurses to Philadelphia. 60 nurses and social workers attended the training and reported that it was highly valuable. The program provided SIDS risk reduction and safe sleep education to nurses in a variety of settings in order to assist them in working with patients to reduce infant mortality risks and create safe sleep policies and practices in the hospital, clinic and home settings.

• 100 incarcerated and newly-released women are enrolled in the Riverside case management program annually.

• Vilma Maldonado and Althea Elliott received doula training in September 2008. During this fiscal year, MOMobile at Riverside staff were present at the 20 births.

• 582 newly registered clients were screened with the EPDS and received education about signs and risks of perinatal depression. Ninety Five (95) newly registered clients in EHS and Riverside were screened with the EPDS and received education about signs and risks of perinatal depression. One hundred twenty five (125) clients scored 12 or higher on the EPDS and were referred to the Perinatal Depression Coordinator for further assessment.

• MCC worked in collaboration with Communities in Schools to address the needs of clients being served by the ELECT program, providing a four hour training session on maternal depression to 45 ELECT staff members. • Greentree, Mellon, Philadelphia Workforce Development Corporation and Einstein Medical Center along with the Department of Community and Economic Development (Dwight Evans) became strategic funding partners of the Northwest MOMobile, which opened on April 16, 2009 at 6607-6609 W. Chew Avenue in Philadelphia.

• Research department has worked with Rhonda Boyd to fund a community based participatory research project focused on maternal depression; proposal to NIMH received approval but there was no funding available. MCC planned to resubmit to NIMH in the spring.

• MCC create a Facebook page and send invitations to the members for the Tea and Mother's Day campaign and golf outing.

• MCC developed a 403b plan document.

• 28 administrative and program leadership staff attended a training covering leadership styles and general supervisory skills.

The Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) Records contain the institutional records of the Philadelphia-based community-health organization and span the years of 1965 to 2009. The collection consists of 56 boxes, and two oversized folders. The bulk of the collection is concentrated within the span of years between MCC's establishment in 1980 to the early 2000s. Those collection materials from before 1980 are concentrated within Series IX. This series comprises records from Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Collection, an organization closely tied to the Maternity Care Coalition. The Maternity Care Coalition Records were donated to the Rare Book and Manuscript Library in 2009 by the Maternity Care Coalition and Walter J. Lear.

Primary types of materials within the collection include:

1. Community Outreach and Client Education Materials. As MCC's primary goal was to enable mothers to make better choices for themselves and their children, educational materials are found throughout the collection in series I, II, IV, and IX. Spanning the years 1960 to 2007, the following types of informative materials can be found: Teen Pregnancy Focus Group packets, Early Head Start Program information, and breastfeeding awareness materials.

2. Research Materials. These are concentrated in series II, IV, and IX, and span the years 1967 to 2007. Research materials focus on a number of issues, primarily related to healthcare, managed care, and government programs such as TANF, Welfare to Work, and Food Stamps. General research materials on subjects such as pregnancy and reproductive health, sexuality, and feminism are concentrated in Series IX, Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition.

3. Publications. These are concentrated in series VI and IX. These published materials come from a number of sources: government organizations such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, non-government groups such as Planned Parenthood, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, and reports published directly by the Maternity Care Coalition.

Also present within the collection are media materials that relate to the long term organizational planning and mission of the Maternity Care Coalition. Media appearances are captured on a variety of formats, such as reel-to-reel, VHS tapes, audio cassettes, and DVD's. A photographic catalog of MCC from the years spanning 1985 to 2005 is contained within Series VI.

Maternity Care Coalition. "Maternity Care Coalition Quick Facts 2009." 2009. Maternity Care Coalition, "Maternity Care Coalition Historical Highlights: 1980 to 2009." 2009.

Gift of Maternity Care Coalition and Walter J. Lear, 2009

Publisher
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Meredith McCusker
Finding Aid Date
2010
Access Restrictions

The bulk of this collection is open for research use; however, access to original audio/visual materials and computer files (located in Series VII. Media Files) is restricted. The Kislak Center will provide access to the information on these materials from duplicate master files. If the original does not already have a copy, it will be sent to an outside vendor for copying. Patrons are financially responsible for the cost. The turnaround time from request to delivery of digital items is about two weeks for up to five items and three to seven weeks for more than five items. Please contact Reprographic Services (reprogr@upenn.edu) for cost estimates and ordering. Once digital items are received, researchers will have access to the files on a dedicated computer in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. Researchers should be aware of specifics of copyright law and act accordingly.

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Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Series Description

This series consists of materials related to two programs Maternity Care Coalition (MCC) invested heavily in: the MOMobile Project and Early Head Start Programs. The bulk of these materials consist of promotional literature for these projects, research and statistics, staff training manuals, contracts, and correspondence. At of the time of donation in 2010, both the MOMobile and Early Head Start programs were still active under MCC.

The first subseries, MOMobile and Teen Pregnancy, covers a date range from 1995 to 2004. Contained within are materials related to MOMobile site openings, funding campaigns, community outreach, and client education efforts. Those MOMobile sites represented are as follows: Germantown, Latino, Montgomery County, Northeast, Norristown, and South Philadelphia. Efforts addressing the issue of teen pregnancy spearheaded by MOMobile Advocates, such as Focus Group Reports, are also included. The second subseries, Early Head Start (EHS) Program, covers two sites associated with MCC: Norristown and Montgomery County. The subseries covers a date range of 1997 to 2003. Materials relate to MCC's implementation of the Changing Tables database, an automated, interactive data records system used to track and manage both MOMobile and EHS family records. Also included are materials relating to the following: EHS program start up, Advocate training, budgeting, and contracts.

Arrangement for this series is alphabetical by program site location. Of the site-specific folder groupings, folders are arranged chronologically. Additional materials relating to MCC Programs can be found in series IX, "Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition," subseries A, "Programs."

Physical Description

4 boxes

Germantown MOMobile: Open House , 3/15/1995- 11/20/1995, undated .
Box 1 Folder 1
Germantown MOMobile: Monthly Reports , 1/1996 - 5/1996 .
Box 1 Folder 2
Latino MOMobile: Opening , 2/1993 - 9/21/1993, undated .
Box 1 Folder 3
MOMobile: Promotional Materials , 1992- 1999, undated .
Box 1 Folder 4
MOMobile: West Philadelphia Community Maternity Project (WPCMP) Newsletter , 3/16/1992 - 6/1995, undated .
Box 1 Folder 5
MOMobile: Teen Pregnancy: Articles and Research Materials , 11/1994 - Winter 1996, undated .
Box 1 Folder 6
MOMobile: Funding Campaigns 1996 , 7/1/1996 - 12/23/1996, undated .
Box 1 Folder 7
MOMobile: Citizen's Service Summit , 10/1996 - 4/27/1997, undated .
Box 1 Folder 8
MOMobile: Registration Forms , 1997, undated .
Box 1 Folder 9
MOMobile: Mobil Oil Sponsorship , 10/1997 - 1/4/2000 .
Box 1 Folder 10
MOMobile: Community Partners Task Force Master List of Partnership Members , 11/1997, undated .
Box 1 Folder 11
MOMobile: Community Partnership Meeting Minutes , 11/20/1997, 1/22/1998, undated .
Box 1 Folder 12
MOMobile: News Reports (some in oversized) , 4/1/1998 - 6/13/1997, undated .
Box 1 Folder 13
MOMobile: Request for Proposal (RFP) to Health Partners, Inc. for MOMobile , 5/15/1998 .
Box 1 Folder 14
MOMobile: Computer Generated Statistics FYE 1998 , 6/30/1998 .
Box 1 Folder 15
MOMobile: Advocate Focus Group Report , 10/1/1998 .
Box 1 Folder 16
MOMobile: Outside Publications on "Changing Tables" Database , 1998-1999.
Box 1 Folder 17
MOMobile: Research Projects , 1998-1999.
Box 1 Folder 18
MOMobile: Teen Parenting Continuum of Services , 12/10/1999 .
Box 1 Folder 19
MOMobile: Proposal for Funding from Pennsylvania Department of Health , 1/23/2001, 2/14/2001, undated .
Box 1 Folder 20
MOMobile: Funding Crisis 2004 , 4/12/2004 - 7/14/2004, undated .
Box 2 Folder 21
MOMobile: Correspondence with Philadelphia City Hall Re: Budget Cuts , 5/12/2004 - 8/12/2004, undated .
Box 2 Folder 22
MOMobile: Contract with Oaktree/ Oxford Health Plan , undated .
Box 2 Folder 23
MOMobile: Promotional Baby Tee , undated .
Box 2 Folder 24
Montgomery County MOMobile: Formal Correspondence , 8/15/1997 - 10/15/1997 .
Box 2 Folder 25
Montgomery County MOMobile: Teen Pregnancy Focus Groups , 3/6/1998 - 5/1998 .
Box 2 Folder 26
Montgomery County MOMobile: Funding from Health Department , 9/23/1999 - 10/6/1999, undated .
Box 2 Folder 27
Montgomery County MOMobile: Funding Crisis , 10/12/2000 - 12/4/2001, undated .
Box 2 Folder 28
Northeast MOMobile: Opening , 12/19/1996, undated .
Box 2 Folder 29
Northeast MOMobile: Funding from Albert Einstein Medical Center and Philadelphia Public Health Center , 3/11/1999 - 7/23/2003, undated .
Box 2 Folder 30
Northeast MOMobile: Tenet Parkview Support , 3/12/1999 - 1/21/2000, undated .
Box 2 Folder 31
Northeast MOMobile: Tenet Hospital Closing, Parkview NE Philadelphia , 1/2000 - 5/21/2003 .
Box 2 Folder 32
Northeast MOMobile: Immunization Advocacy , 1/18/2004, undated .
Box 2 Folder 33
Norristown MOMobile: Teen Pregnancy Focus Groups .
Box 2 Folder 34
Norristown MOMobile: The Norristown Initiative Grant Fund , 5/31/1997 - Spring 1998, undated .
Box 2 Folder 35
Norristown MOMobile: Founding and Publicity , 6/5/1998 - 8/27/1998, undated .
Box 2 Folder 36
Norristown MOMobile: Opening , 10/9/1998, 12/14/1998, undated .
Box 2 Folder 37
Norristown MOMobile: Montgomery County Budget 2001 , 7/18/2000 - 1/10/2001, undated .
Box 2 Folder 38
Norristown MOMobile: Montgomery County Republican Caucus , 1/3/2001 - 5/30/2001, undated .
Box 2 Folder 39
South Philadelphia MOMobile: NBC-10 HealthWatch on Black History Month and Healthcare , 11/11/1997 .
Box 2 Folder 40
Early Head Start Program: 1998 , 6/13/1997 - 5/20/1998, undated .
Box 3 Folder 41
Early Head Start Program: 1999 , 1/18/1998 - 8/29/2000, undated .
Box 3 Folder 42
Early Head Start Program: Changing Tables Database , 1/20/1999 - 8/13/1999, undated .
Box 3 Folder 43
Early Head Start Program: 2000 , 5/27/1999 - 3/9/2001, undated .
Box 3 Folder 44
Early Head Start Program: Profile of Potential Changing Tables Customer, Medical College of GA , 8/19/1999 - 3/15/2002, undated .
Box 3 Folder 45
Early Head Start Program: HLN Consulting and Changing Tables Database , 5/25/2000 - 2/19/2001, undated .
Box 3 Folder 46
Early Head Start Program: 2001 , 4/4/2001 - 5/3/2001, undated .
Box 3 Folder 47
Early Head Start Program: Norristown Area , 2/20/2002 - 2005, undated .
Box 3 Folder 48
Early Head Start Program: Partners Meetings .
Box 4 Folder 49
Early Head Start Program: Program Materials , 10/4/2003 - 2/2/2005, undated .
Box 4 Folder 50
Early Head Start Program: Review , 11/2003 - 3/18/2005, undated .
Box 4 Folder 51
Early Head Start Program: YMCA Program , 1/14/2004 - 12/29/2004, undated .
Box 4 Folder 52
Early Head Start Program: Advisory Meetings , 1/28/2004 - 11/3/2004, undated .
Box 4 Folder 53
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Program Information , 6/13/1997 - 5/29/2003, undated .
Box 4 Folder 54
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Training , 2/20/2002 - 2003 .
Box 4 Folder 55
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: EHS Research , 6/3/2002 .
Box 4 Folder 56
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: EHS Readiness , 8/2002, undated .
Box 4 Folder 57
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Start Up, Partners, Planner, Space, Staffing , 12/10/2002 - 5/22/2003, undated .
Box 4 Folder 58
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Budgets and Contracts , 2/3/2003 - 2003, undated .
Box 4 Folder 59
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Partners Meetings , 3/24/2003 - 7/8/2003, undated .
Box 4 Folder 60
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Promotion, Factsheets , Spring 2003 .
Box 4 Folder 61
Early Head Start Program: Montgomery County Program: Supplemental Awards , 5/15/2003 .
Box 4 Folder 62

Series Description

This series is comprised of materials generated by MCC community health awareness and education campaigns. Material types included are: interview transcripts and summaries, project background information, meeting minutes, presentations, and research articles. The first subseries, Childbirth at a Crossroads, contains materials relating to MCC's campaign to discover causes for reduced quality and accessibility to maternal and child healthcare in Philadelphia. Interviews are separated into two categories, Key Informant and Group, and are then organized chronologically. The first subseries also includes Obstetrics Crisis Research Materials, which consist of articles and informative presentations. These materials address the reduced quality of Philadelphia-area Obstetrics services and maternity unit closures. The subseries is organized chronologically.

The second subseries, Baby Your Baby Campaign, spans the years 1991 to 1995 and is organized chronologically. This series contains materials related to MCC's media campaign, "Baby your Baby," which MCC co-sponsored through its Delaware Valley Partnership for Healthier Babies. The fourth subseries, Breastfeeding Campaign, contains educational materials relating to the promotion of breastfeeding and is chronologically ordered.

Physical Description

4 boxes

Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Americhoice Insurance , 4/27/1998 - 9/12/2005, undated .
Box 5 Folder 63
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) , 11/6/2003 - 7/13/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 64
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Meeting and Interview Summaries , 5/2004 - 12/2004, undated .
Box 5 Folder 65
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant and Group Interviews , 6/8/2004 - 11/9/2004 .
Box 5 Folder 66
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: November to December 2004 , 11/2004 - 5/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 67
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: David Feinberg , 11/4/2004 - 12/15/2004 .
Box 5 Folder 68
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Consumer Interviews , 11/9/2004 - 1/4/2005, undated .
Box 5 Folder 69
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Patty Deitch and Bob Smith , 3/1/2005- 6/7/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 70
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: April to June 2005 , 4/29/2005 - 6/30/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 71
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Independence Blue Cross (IBX) , 7/2005 - 9/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 72
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Jo Ann Lawer , 8/31/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 73
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Meeting Summary with Barbara Hand , 9/1/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 74
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Key Informant Interviews: Independence Blue Cross (IBX) Nurse Scholars , 3/1/2006 .
Box 5 Folder 75
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Project Background Materials , 4/2004 - 2/2005, undated .
Box 5 Folder 76
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Meetings , 9/20/2004 .
Box 5 Folder 77
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Meetings , 2/1/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 78
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Meetings , 3/4/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 79
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Meetings , 4/7/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 80
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Childbearing Crisis Partners: Maternity Care Coalition, PCCY, WLP: Meetings , 9/9/2005 .
Box 5 Folder 81
OB Crisis Research Materials: Articles on Medicaid, Health Insurance , 4/2001 - 3/2002, undated .
Box 6 Folder 82
OB Crisis: Research, Education and Advocacy (REA) Committee Meeting , 9/17/2002 - 8/30/2004, undated .
Box 6 Folder 83
OB Crisis Research Materials: Maternity Care Coalition Presentation to American Public Health Association (APHA): "Activism for Women and Children's Health" , 11/2002 .
Box 6 Folder 84
OB Crisis Research Materials: Issues Regarding Immigrant Populations , 6/2003- 9/28/2005, undated .
Box 6 Folder 85
OB Crisis Research Materials: Issues Regarding Undocumented Populations , 2/23/2005 - 1/4/2006 .
Box 6 Folder 86
OB Crisis Research Materials: Articles on Medical Assistance , 7/14/2005 - 12/2/2005, undated .
Box 6 Folder 87
OB Crisis Research Materials: Articles on C-Sections and Premature Births , 11/2005, undated .
Box 6 Folder 88
Childbirth at a Crossroads: State Funding Requests for Cribs for Kids Program , 2/27/2004 - 4/3/2006, undated .
Box 6 Folder 89
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Research Articles (some oversized) , 4/25/2005 -9/26/2006, undated .
Box 6 Folder 90
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Funding for Cribs for Kids and South Philadelphia MOMobile Requests to Senator Vincent Fumo , 5/19/2004 - 8/3/2006, undated .
Box 6 Folder 91
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Maternity Care Coalition and PAPHA Panel Discussion: "Addressing the Healthcare Crisis for Childbearing Families" , 10/13/2004 .
Box 6 Folder 92
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Project Data , 11/2004, 9/2006 .
Box 6 Folder 93
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Stakeholders Speak at International Women's Day , 3/8/2005 .
Box 6 Folder 94
Childbirth at a Crossroads: "How Beliefs and Practices Evolve" , 5/12/2005 .
Box 6 Folder 95
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Norristown OB's Accepting New MA Patients , 8/5/2005 - 9/5/2005, undated .
Box 6 Folder 96
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Maternity Care Coalition and DPW Health Choices: Meeting , 8/2005 - 7/12/2006, undated .
Box 6 Folder 97
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Meeting with March of Dimes to Discuss Childbirth at a Crossroads Project , 1/10/2006 - 2/3/2006, undated .
Box 7 Folder 98
Childbirth at a Crossroads: 2006 Press Conference Planning , 8/2006 - 12/2006 .
Box 7 Folder 99
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Press Conference , 9/28/2006 .
Box 7 Folder 100
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Northeast Town Hall Meeting , 10/25/2007 - 11/30/2007 .
Box 7 Folder 101
Childbirth at a Crossroads: Issue of OB Unit Closure in Philadelphia , 2007.
Box 7 Folder 107
Baby Your Baby: Delaware Valley Partnership for Healthier Babies , 3/28/1991 - 7/25/1991, undated .
Box 7 Folder 103
Baby Your Baby: 1991 - 1992 , Spring 1991 - 12/1992, undated .
Box 7 Folder 104
Baby Your Baby: Market Research Study , 7/1991, 8/1991 .
Box 7 Folder 105
Baby Your Baby: 1993 , 1/13/1993 - 12/8/1993, undated .
Box 7 Folder 106
Baby Your Baby: 1994 - 1995 , 1/4/1994 - 5/1995, undated .
Box 7 Folder 107
PA Department of Health: PA WIC Program: Breastfeeding Binder , 10/2001 .
Box 8 Folder 108
Breastfeeding Support and Promotion Presentation by the American Academy of Pediatrics , 2003.
Box 8 Folder 109
Breastfeeding Promotion and Management Campaigns , 9/2003- 9/2008 .
Box 8 Folder 110
Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign by Ad Council and Department of Health and Human Services: "Babies Were Born to be Breastfed": 2 copies , undated .
Box 8 Folder 111

Series Description

This series contains materials related to professional events which MCC either sponsored or participated in. Material types consist of educational matter relating to various maternal and child health care issues such as welfare and TANF, post-partum depression, infant immunizations, teen pregnancy, and early child education. The first subseries, Professional Education Series (PES), contains conference materials which were MCC sponsored. The goal of the Professional Education Series (PES) was to further educate MCC employees and volunteer workers as well as local members of other Maternal and Child Healthcare advocate groups on a number of pressing issues directly related to their work in the community health field. This subseries is organized chronologically and also includes materials from the Mousetrap Project, a consulting group hired to sponsor events to increase the effectiveness of MCC in reaching their community education and advocacy goals.

The second subseries, Conferences, contains materials from conferences both participated in and sponsored by employees of MCC. National conferences include Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, the Children's Defense Fund, and the Zero to Three National Resource Center conference. Local, MCC-sponsored conference materials cover such topics as post-partum depression, teen pregnancy, and adolescent depression. This subseries first includes MCC participated conferences, and then MCC organized conferences.

This series is organized chronologically. Additional materials relating to MCC Programs can be found in series IX, "Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition," subseries B, "Events."

Physical Description

4 boxes

Professional Education Series (PES) on TANF: "What is March 3rd, 1999?", 4/1999 - 3/2000 .
Box 9 Folder 112
Professional Education Series (PES): Advocacy and Advisory Group Meetings , 4/2000- 10/11/2000, undated .
Box 9 Folder 113
Professional Education Series (PES): Nurturing Mother's, Nurturing Babies: Maternal and Child Nutrition , 4/24/2001 .
Box 9 Folder 114
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: "Not Everyone Glows: Maternal and Infant Mental Health" , 4/23/2002 .
Box 9 Folder 115
Professional Education Series (PES): 2004 - 2005 , 11/2002 - 9/4/2003, undated .
Box 9 Folder 116
Professional Education Series (PES): Application for Program Sponsor for Continuing Education Units (CEU) , 11/6/2002, undated .
Box 9 Folder 117
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: "From Smallpox to Chickenpox: Infant Immunization Then and Now" , 4/15/2003 .
Box 9 Folder 118
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: Survey Regarding Conference Videotapes for Fatherhood, Health Literacy and More , 10/23/2003- 11/24/2003 .
Box 9 Folder 119
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: "March 2: Food Policy in the Land of Plenty" , 3/2/2004 .
Box 10 Folder 120
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: "April 20: From Diapers to Desks: School Readiness Right from the Start" , 4/20/2004 .
Box 10 Folder 120
Professional Education Series (PES): Women's Health, Children's Futures: "June 8: Parenting Behind Bars: Finding the Key for Families Living with Incarceration" , 6/8/2004 .
Box 10 Folder 122
Professional Education Series (PES): 25th Anniversary of Maternity Care Coalition , 8/3/2004 - 6/21/2005, undated .
Box 10 Folder 123
Professional Education Series (PES): Childbirth at a Crossroads , 3/8/2005 .
Box 10 Folder 124
The Mousetrap Project Seminars: Institutional Development Program , 3/30/1998 - 6/11/1999, undated .
Box 10 Folder 125
The Mousetrap Project Seminars: 1998 , 4/21/1998, 4/28/1998 .
Box 10 Folder 126
The Mousetrap Project Seminars: 21st Century League: Maternity Care Coalition Grant Funding for Welfare to Work Programs , 8/1998 - 12/16/1999, undated .
Box 11 Folder 127
Conference: Children's Defense Fund 1994 , 2/25/1993 - 3/8/1994, undated .
Box 11 Folder 128
Conference: Safe Mothers, Safe Babies 1994 , 5/12/1994, undated .
Box 11 Folder 129
Conference: Maternal and Child Health Future Search Conference 1997 , 4/17/1997 - 4/18/1997 .
Box 11 Folder 130
Conference: Delaware Valley Grant Makers 2001 Annual Conference , 10/11/2001 .
Box 11 Folder 131
Conference: Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA: Bridging Cultures and Enhancing Care , 4/1/2003 .
Box 11 Folder 132
Conference: UPenn Nursing Science: Women's Health is the Community Health , 9/9/2007 .
Box 11 Folder 133
Conference: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Publications and Conference Materials , 1990- 4/30/2001, undated .
Box 11 Folder 134
Conference: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition , 1997 - Spring 2001, undated .
Box 11 Folder 135
Conference: National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition: 1999 , 7/31/1999 - 8/3/1999, undated .
Box 11 Folder 136
Conference: Zero to Three National Resource Center and Early Head Start , 11/22/2000 - 1/25/2001 .
Box 12 Folder 137
Conference: Zero to Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families , 5/2/2000 - 2/7/2001, undated .
Box 12 Folder 138
Conference: Zero to Three Institute, Maternity Care Coalition Presentation, "Community Partnerships That Support Excellence in Infants, Toddler and Family Services" , 1/23/2001 - 1/27/2001 .
Box 12 Folder 139
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Baby Blues, Before and Beyond: Media File , 2/7/1985 - 6/7/1995, undated .
Box 12 Folder 140
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Blueprint for the Village: Families and Communities Building the Future: 1997 , 6/5/1991 - 8/7/1997, undated .
Box 12 Folder 141
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Baby Blues: 1995 , 1/10/1995 - 6/7/1995 .
Box 12 Folder 142
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Pregnant Pause, Teen Pregnancy: 1996 , 1/26/1996 - 7/9/1996, undated .
Box 12 Folder 143
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Speaker, Mary Pipher, Author and Psychologist for "Pregnant Pause" and Teen Pregnancy: 1996 , 4/1996, undated .
Box 12 Folder 144
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Honoring Motherhood: 1998 , 2/1998 -5/1998, undated .
Box 12 Folder 145
Maternity Care Coalition Conference: Women's Health, Children's Futures, Housing Issues for Mothers and Babies: 1999 , 9/1998 - 1/25/1999, undated .
Box 12 Folder 146

Series Description

This series contains materials related to a number of health advocacy campaigns that MCC was involved in. Material types are varied: educational material authored by government entities and insurance companies, journal articles, conference meeting materials and presented papers, managed care marketing materials, meeting minutes, and grant proposals.

Healthcare and welfare related issues covered by this series include: SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program), Managed Care and Managed Care Organizations (MCO's), Welfare to Work (W2W), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). A. CHIP, B. Managed Care: Reports, C. Managed Care: Journal Articles, D. Managed Care: Conferences, E. Managed Care: Health Choices and Marketing, G. Government Issues: Welfare to Work (W2W), H. Government Issues: Welfare Reform and TANF.

Included also are materials related to MCC's forming partnerships with the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH), other Philadelphia-area health organizations, and local and state government bodies. The following subseries reflect MCC's joining forces to educate and advocate for public healthcare and welfare issues: F. PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and MCC, I. Associated Organizations and Events, and J. MCC Participation in Local Politics.

All subseries are organized chronologically. Additional materials relating to MCC Programs can be found in series IX, "Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition," subseries C, "Health Advocacy, Local and National."

Physical Description

8 boxes

CHIP Education, Maternity Care Coalition Training for CHIP Enrollment Training Manual , 11/1998 - 6/1/2002, undated .
Box 13 Folder 147
CHIP: Covering Kids Program Information , 2/1999 - 3/22/2001, undated .
Box 13 Folder 148
CHIP: Covering Kids Statewide Coalition Meetings and Members , 6/25/1999 - 6/5/2002, undated .
Box 13 Folder 149
CHIP: Covering Kids PA, Newsletter by RWJ Foundation , 2/2000, 10/2000, 3/2001 .
Box 13 Folder 150
CHIP: News Articles , 4/2000 - 6/2006 .
Box 13 Folder 151
CHIP: Reaching Out for Improved Child Health in Pennsylvania Campaign , 7/2000 - 7/2001 .
Box 13 Folder 152
CHIP: Information Ordering Materials , 9/2000 - 8/2004, undated .
Box 13 Folder 153
CHIP: Eligibility for Enrollment Information , 9/2000 - 4/1/2004, undated .
Box 13 Folder 154
CHIP: Communities of Faith Initiative , Fall 2000 - 7/9/2001, undated .
Box 13 Folder 155
CHIP: Maternity Care Coalition Letter to the Editor Re: Philadelphia Inquirer Editorial on CHIP , 10/4/2000, 10/10/2000 .
Box 13 Folder 156
SCHIP: State Children's Health Insurance Policy Reauthorization 2007 , 12/3/2001 - 3/27/2007, undated .
Box 13 Folder 157
CHIP: Independence Blue Cross Info , 8/2004 - 5/2005 .
Box 13 Folder 158
CHIP: Correspondence Re: Governor Ed Rendell's Cover All Kids Initiative and CHIP , 5/30/2006 - 8/30/2006 .
Box 13 Folder 159
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Consumer Voices for Coverage Grant Program , 1991, 2007 .
Box 13 Folder 160
Report to Maternity Care Coalition on the Expansion of the Community Maternity Project , 6/30/1992 .
Box 13 Folder 161
US General Accounting Office: Health Care Reform: School Based Health Centers Can Promote Access to Care , 5/1994 .
Box 13 Folder 162
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): Reports on Managed Care , 11/27/1995, 11/6/1996 .
Box 14 Folder 163
Joint Council Committee on Quality in Public Health: Report "Promoting Quality Care for Communities…" , 3/1996 .
Box 14 Folder 164
National Institute for Healthcare Management (NIHCM), Assuring Quality of Care for Children in Medicaid Managed Care: EPSDT in a Time of Changing Policy , 4/1996 .
Box 14 Folder 165
Health and Medicine Policy Research Group: Improving the Health of Urban Women , 8/1996, 12/1996 .
Box 14 Folder 166
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/ Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB): Medicaid Managed Care Organizations , 2/1997 .
Box 14 Folder 167
Pew Charitable Trusts, Cornell University: Report on "Adapting to Mandatory Medicaid Managed Care" , 2/2000, 5/2000 .
Box 14 Folder 168
Oregon Health and Science University: Primary Care Access Project Proceedings , 3/2004 .
Box 14 Folder 169
Group Health Association of America (GHAA): Report on "Innovative Answers for America's Health Care: Best Practices in HMO's" , undated .
Box 14 Folder 170
Harvard Family Research Project: Outcomes Database: Maternal and Child Health Outcomes , undated .
Box 14 Folder 171
Pennsylvania Health Law Project: 10 Things Every Consumer Should Know about the HealthChoices Program , undated .
Box 14 Folder 172
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved: Letter to the Editor by JoAnne Fischer , Spring 1991 .
Box 14 Folder 173
American Journal of Public Health: "An Evaluation of the Impact of Maternity Care Coordination on Medicaid Birth Outcomes in North Carolina" , 12/1991 .
Box 14 Folder 174
Human Nature Journal: "Defining Reducible Risk: Social Dimensions of Assessing Birth Technologies" , 5/1993 .
Box 14 Folder 175
Young Children Magazine: "Approaching Kindergarten: A Look at Preschoolers in the United States" , 1995.
Box 14 Folder 176
HMO Magazine: Managed Care and Public Health Articles , 1995-1996.
Box 14 Folder 177
Maternity Care Coalition Article: Making Managed Care Work for Mothers and Babies , 2000.
Box 14 Folder 178
Maternity Care Coalition Roundtable Meeting: "Enrollment and Disenrollment Issues Among Pregnant Women and Parents of Infants" , 6/15/1995 - 7/20/1995, undated .
Box 14 Folder 179
US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): "Collaborative Strategies for Success in the Changing Medicaid Market: Improving Managed Care Systems Through Partnerships Between Health Plans and Community Based Organizations: Washington D.C. , 4/1/1996 - 4/2/1996 .
Box 14 Folder 179
Office of Maternal and Child Health Workshop: Competing and Surviving in a Managed Health Care Environment , 5/1996 - 9/6/1996, undated .
Box 14 Folder 181
National Institute for Healthcare Management (NIHCM), US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA): "Developing Medicaid Managed Care Networks: Building and Strengthening Relationships with Traditional Community Providers" , 9/15/1996 - 11/15/1995, undated .
Box 14 Folder 182
MCH's and MCO's: State level Managed Care Contracting 1997 , 1997.
Box 14 Folder 183
MCH's and MCO's: Critical Contracting Issues for MCH Service Providers 1997 , 1997.
Box 14 Folder 184
Maternity Care Coalition: "Making Managed Care Work for Women and Children" , 3/1997, undated .
Box 14 Folder 185
MRSA: Managed Care Technical Assistance Center (MCTAC) , 5/2000 .
Box 15 Folder 186
Health Care Financing Administration and The Community Service Society of New York: "Beyond Eligibility: Educating Managed Care Enrollees to Improve Access to Health Care Services" , 1/22/2001 - 6/6/2001, undated .
Box 15 Folder 187
American Public Health Association (APHA) Presentation: Atlanta, Georgia , 10/2001 .
Box 15 Folder 188
Maternity Care Coalition Request for Proposal Regarding DPW's Changes to HealthCHOICES , 1/31/1996 - 4/25/1996, undated .
Box 15 Folder 189
Maternity Care Coalition: Education and Advocacy Meeting: HealthChoices and Pregnant Women , 7/2/1997 - 9/1997, undated .
Box 15 Folder 190
Managed Care Marketing: Making Managed Care Work , 4/30/1996 - 9/6/1996, undated .
Box 15 Folder 191
Managed Care Marketing: Consultant Firms Regarding Maternity Care Coalition Services and Managed Care , 5/24/1996 - 9/1996, undated .
Box 15 Folder 192
Managed Care Marketing: AMCHP 1997 Annual Meeting: "MCH and MCO's: Critical Contracting Issues for MCH Service Providers" , 1/15/1997 - 2/13/1997 .
Box 15 Folder 193
Managed Care Marketing: Maternity Care Coalition and Managed Care Advocacy: Maternity Care Coalition Profile for Consultants , 8/1997 - 1998, undated .
Box 15 Folder 194
Managed Care Marketing: Presentation by Michael Lucas, Assistant Health Commissioner for City of Philadelphia: "Negotiating Managed Care Contracts" , 11/1997, undated .
Box 15 Folder 195
Managed Care Marketing: Maternity Care Coalition and MSI of Boston: Medicaid Managed Care Outreach Partnership , 11/6/1997 - 3/13/1998, undated .
Box 15 Folder 196
Managed Care Marketing: "History of Maternity Care Coalition's Relationship with Medicaid Managed Care Companies in Southeastern Pennsylvania" , 2/1998 - 11/1998 .
Box 15 Folder 197
Managed Care Marketing: Project, Case Study: "Negotiating Contracts with MCO's" , 2/26/1998, undated .
Box 15 Folder 198
Managed Care Marketing: Conference: Community Integrated Services System Initiative Conference Materials , 6/10/1998 .
Box 15 Folder 199
Managed Care Marketing: Center For Health Care Strategies , 5/2000 - Winter 2001, undated .
Box 15 Folder 200
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Needs Assessment Project , 11/22/1995 - 11/6/1997, undated .
Box 16 Folder 201
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Advisory Council Meetings , 12/5/1999 - 5/13/1999 .
Box 16 Folder 202
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Harrisburg Advisory Council Meetings , 11/30/1999 - 5/22/2001, undated .
Box 16 Folder 203
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Interagency Outreach Committee Meeting , 9/19/2000 .
Box 16 Folder 204
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Advisory Council Meetings 2001- 2002 , 6/13/2001 - 4/9/2002, undated .
Box 16 Folder 205
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Advisory Council Meeting, Harrisburg PA, 4/2002 , 6/13/2001 - 5/28/2002, undated .
Box 16 Folder 206
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Advisory Council Meeting and Member List , 10/16/2001 - 5/2/2002, undated .
Box 16 Folder 207
PA Department of Health Bureau of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Maternity Care Coalition: Title V Needs Assessment Advisory Group , 5/13/2003 - 6/8/2005, undated .
Box 16 Folder 208
Welfare to Work Contacts , 9/1997 - 2/22/2000 .
Box 17 Folder 209
Welfare to Work: Community Outreach and Awareness , 1/1998 - Fall 1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 210
Welfare Reform: Community Advocacy for TANF Changes on 3/3/1999 , 1/29/1999 - 2/18/1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 211
Welfare to Work Focus Group of MOMobile Participants , 2/17/1999 - 10/10/2000, undated .
Box 17 Folder 212
Maternity Care Coalition Correspondence with the William Penn Foundation Re: Welfare to Work Grant Money , 1/25/1999 - 3/10/1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 213
Welfare to Work Program Development Retreat Report , 2/28/1999 - 3/30/1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 214
Private Industry Council (PIC) of Philadelphia, Inc.: Welfare to Work Programs for Teenagers , 3/1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 215
Special Report from the 21st Century Group: Roadmap from Welfare to Work , 3/1999 - 4/1999 .
Box 17 Folder 216
Outside Publications: Welfare to Work , 4/1999, 11/1999, undated .
Box 17 Folder 217
Maternity Care Coalition Correspondence Re: House Bill 1266: Welfare Reform , 3/8/1999 - 5/12/2000, undated .
Box 17 Folder 218
Making TANF Work for Mothers and Babies: Department of Public Welfare Proposal , 5/1999 - 8/2000, undated .
Box 17 Folder 219
Maternity Care Coalition Testimony to the PA Department of Public Welfare on Childcare Regulations , 6/9/1999 - 1/23/2002, undated .
Box 17 Folder 220
Maternity Care Coalition Testimony for Improving the Pennsylvania TANF Plan , 12/1/1999 - 6/7/2000, undated .
Box 17 Folder 221
Maternity Care Coalition Healthy Start Grant: "How to Get the Help You Need" Guide to Public Benefit Programs in 1999 , 1999.
Box 18 Folder 222
Correspondence: Welfare to Work and TANF Issues , 2/2000 - 5/2008, undated .
Box 18 Folder 223
Maternity Care Coalition: United Way "Improving School Readiness" Early Childhood Planning Project , 1/21/2001 - 2/21/2001, undated .
Box 18 Folder 224
TANF: Policy Position Statements , 1/11/2002, 1/28/2003, undated .
Box 18 Folder 225
Correspondence Stating Maternity Care Coalition's Position on Welfare Reform and TANF to PA Legislators , 12/21/2002 - 2/4/2003, undated .
Box 18 Folder 226
Correspondence Re: Lifting the Felony Drug Ban for TANF Benefits , 5/6/2002 - 4/17/2003 .
Box 18 Folder 227
Maternity Care Coalition Foodstamp Participation Project (FSPP) , 9/26/2002 - 7/7/2003, undated .
Box 18 Folder 228
Paper: Welfare Reform and Children's Health: Health Policy Brief from Concerned Pediatricians , 2/4/2003 .
Box 18 Folder 229
MDRC Report: "Welfare Reform in Philadelphia: Implementation, Effects and Experiences of Poor Families and Neighborhoods" , 10/7/2003 .
Box 18 Folder 230
Maternity Care Coalition Handouts for Meeting with Senator Arlen Specter on TANF Reauthorization , 1/30/2004 .
Box 18 Folder 231
Community Connections Initiative: Temple University's Center for Social Policy and Community Development (CSPCD) and Maternity Care Coalition on TANF , 4/5/2004 .
Box 18 Folder 232
Correspondence Re: TANF Advocacy , 9/9/2003 - 3/31/2004 .
Box 18 Folder 233
Meeting with Congressman Jim Gerlach Re: Early Head Start (EHS) Program Funding , 3/2/2005 - 10/20/2005, undated .
Box 18 Folder 234
Research: "Photovoices: Uncovering Family Experiences Behind Welfare Policies and Programs" , 5/16/2005 .
Box 18 Folder 235
TANF Reauthorization 2005 and Child Support Enforcement , 12/2005, undated .
Box 18 Folder 236
National Governor's Association: Position on Medicaid, TANF , 12/5/2005 .
Box 18 Folder 237
The Mayor's Office of Community Services Annual Report , 6/1989 - 12/1990 .
Box 19 Folder 238
Philadelphia Parenting Associates (PPA) , 6/21/1991, undated .
Box 19 Folder 239
HRSA, Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment: Scott v. Snider Civil Action , 11/1991 .
Box 19 Folder 240
World Breastfeeding Week , 1992 - 8/1993 .
Box 19 Folder 241
Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Publications and Education , 1992 - 1994, undated .
Box 19 Folder 242
Women Against Abuse: Philadelphia-based Organization , 1/1992 - 1993, undated .
Box 19 Folder 243
Infant Mortality and Child Healthcare Articles , 5/1992 - 5/1994 .
Box 19 Folder 244
Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Association for Non-Violence Inc. , 6/10/1992 -8/24/1992 .
Box 19 Folder 245
Maternity Care Coalition Strawberry Mansion Community Maternity Project: Membership for North Philadelphia Partnership, North Philadelphians for Progress , 7/22/1992 - 8/3/1992 .
Box 19 Folder 246
Amulis Women's Self-Defense Newsletters and Pamphlets , Fall 1992, undated .
Box 19 Folder 247
National Association of Child Advocates: Child Health Reform Update , 6/1993 - 10/1993, undated .
Box 19 Folder 248
CHOICE , 6/23/1993 - 1994, undated .
Box 19 Folder 249
Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth (PCCY): Infant Medical Assistance Eligibility , 7/26/1993 - 8/10/1993 .
Box 19 Folder 250
Pennsylvanians for Choice Steering Committee Memoranda , 11/30/1993 - 7/13/1994 .
Box 19 Folder 251
National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Meeting: Promoting Reproductive Choices: A New Approach to Reproductive Health , 1/12/1994 .
Box 19 Folder 252
Family Planning for a Healthier Pennsylvania, June 7 1994, Lobby Day Sponsors , 6/1994 .
Box 19 Folder 253
Maternity Care Coalition Participated Programs: Promotional and Educational Materials , 5/1997 - 9/2002, undated .
Box 19 Folder 254
Maternity Care Coalition Participation in Take Our Daughters to Work Day , 2/23/1998 - 4/7/2000, undated .
Box 19 Folder 255
Montgomery County Infant Health Advocacy Committee: Maternity Care Coalition Participant , 5/1999 - 1/17/2001, undated .
Box 19 Folder 256
PA Department of Health: Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) Board: Maternity Care Coalition Participated as Stakeholders , 8/1999 - 3/28/2001, undated .
Box 19 Folder 257
Republican National Convention: Maternity Care Coalition Participant in Demonstrations and Events , 7/18/2000 - 8/29/2000, undated .
Box 19 Folder 258
Friendly Access Program Funding Proposal Materials , 9/5/2001, 9/13/2001, undated .
Box 19 Folder 259
PA Department of Health's Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP), Action Learning Lab (ALL) for HIV, STD's and TB Prevention , 1/17/2001 - 8/16/2001, undated .
Box 20 Folder 260
Temple University Community Connections Initiative Grant 2002: Maternity Care Coalition Grant Recipient , 3/13/2001 - 3/22/2002, undated .
Box 20 Folder 261
Maternity Care Coalition Proposal to Montgomery County Health Department: "Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program Proposal" .
Box 20 Folder 262
Philadelphia Psychiatric Society Honoring Maternity Care Coalition at Benjamin Rush Ball 2003 , 4/30/2003 - 10/22/2003 .
Box 20 Folder 263
Maternity Care Coalition Participated Events 2005 , 2/2005 - 12/2005 .
Box 20 Folder 264
PCCY: Lead Poisoning Campaign: "Getting the Lead Out" , 2006-2007.
Box 20 Folder 265
Maternity Care Coalition Pins: MOMobile, Healthy Start, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Various Other Political , undated .
Box 20 Folder 266
Maternity Care Coalition and Joanne Fischer's Participation in John Street's Transition Committee: Health and Wellness Subcommittee Meeting , 1998 - 1/13/2000, undated .
Box 20 Folder 267
Maternity Care Coalition and Joanne Fischer's Participation in John Street's Transition Committee: Health and Wellness Report , 10/1999 - 1/2000, undated .
Box 20 Folder 268
Maternity Care Coalition and Joanne Fischer's Participation in John Street's Transition Committee: Health and Wellness Report , 1/10/2000 - 5/16/2000, undated .
Box 20 Folder 269
Maternity Care Coalition's Participation in City of Philadelphia's Children's Summit Materials , 4/30/2001 .
Box 20 Folder 270
Maternity Care Coalition's Participation in Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter's Health Transition Team , 12/2007, undated .
Box 20 Folder 271

Series Description

This series consists of documents related to MCC's long term organizational planning, as well as human resource and personnel matters. The series is divided into five subseries. Subseries A, "Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives," contains MCC's yearly organizational reports such as Progress Reports, Year End Report Highlights, and Goals and Objectives. These yearly reports were used to plan and focus MCC's goals as an institution for the coming fiscal year, and cover the fiscal years of 1997 to 2009.

Subseries B, "Strategic Planning, Board of Directors, Nominations and Elections," contains reports and documentation relating to MCC's Board of Directors. Information and reports pertaining to all aspects and functioning of MCC's Board of Directors are included, such as candidate profiles, rule books, and elections. "Maternity Care Coalition Meetings," the third subseries, contains documentation generated by committees composed of members of MCC's staff. Examples of these meeting materials include: documentation related to the following: the Program Development and Evaluation Committee, the Public Relations Committee Meeting, the Fund Development Meeting, various MOMobile Neighborhood Advisory Committees throughout Philadelphia, and the Executive Committee.

The fourth subseries, "Human Resources and Personnel," contains materials related to employee life at MCC. Mission Statements, Volunteer Recognition Programs, Human Resources policy manuals are included. The final subseries contains correspondence between the closely tied organizations of MCC and Walter Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health. This correspondence relates to events co-sponsored by both organizations and other shared organizational concerns.

All five subseries are organized chronologically. Additional materials relating to MCC Programs can be found in series IX, "Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition," subseries D, "Institutional and Administrative Records."

Physical Description

6 boxes

Maternity Care Coalition Annual FYE 1998 Progress Report , 10/31/1997 - 12/1997 .
Box 21 Folder 272
Maternity Care Coalition Year End Report Highlights FYE 1998 Presentation , 6/1998 .
Box 21 Folder 273
Maternity Care Coalition Memo Re: Goals and Objectives FYE 1999 , 7/1998 - 12/1998 .
Box 21 Folder 274
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives Six Month Report , 2/17/1999 .
Box 21 Folder 275
Maternity Care Coalition Finance Committee FYE 1999 and FYE 2000 , 5/19/1999 - 5/25/2000 .
Box 21 Folder 276
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Report July 1 1998 - June 30, 1999 , 6/30/1999 .
Box 21 Folder 277
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives FYE 2000 , 7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000 .
Box 21 Folder 278
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Progress Report Presentation to Philadelphia Department of Public Health , 2/4/2000 .
Box 21 Folder 279
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives and Six Month Progress Report FYE 2001 , 7/1/2000 - 6/30/2001 .
Box 21 Folder 280
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Report 2001 , 2001.
Box 21 Folder 281
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives and Six Month Progress Report FYE 2002 , 7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002 .
Box 21 Folder 282
Maternity Care Coalition Six Month Progress Report on Goals and Objectives FYE 2002 , 7/1/2001 - 6/30/2002 .
Box 21 Folder 283
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives and Six Month Progress Report FYE 2003 , 7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003 .
Box 22 Folder 284
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives FYE 2004 , 7/1/2003 - 6/30/2004 .
Box 22 Folder 285
Maternity Care Coalition Goals and Objectives FYE 2006 , 7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006 .
Box 22 Folder 286
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Goals and Operating Impacts/ Outcomes Progress Report FYE 2008 , 7/1/2007 - 6/30/2008 .
Box 22 Folder 287
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Goals and Operating Impacts/ Outcomes Progress Report FYE 2009 , 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009 .
Box 22 Folder 288
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning Taskforce: Future Search Forum , 8/30/1996 - 10/23/1996, undated .
Box 22 Folder 289
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning Retreat I 1997 , 9/24/1997 - 11/25/1997, undated .
Box 22 Folder 290
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning Retreat II 1997 , 12/11/1997 - 12/27/1997 .
Box 22 Folder 291
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning/ New Business Development Progress Report , 2/23/1998 .
Box 22 Folder 292
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Plan Consultancy Report , 5/20/1998 .
Box 22 Folder 293
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning and Leadership Retreat 2000 , 7/31/2000 - 8/3/2000 .
Box 22 Folder 294
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning Consulting Proposals , 8/2006 .
Box 22 Folder 295
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings 1988 - 2004 , 12/8/1988 - 1/15/2004 .
Box 22 Folder 296
Maternity Care Coalition Board Orientation Committee Meeting , 7/27/1998 .
Box 22 Folder 297
Maternity Care Coalition Board Committee Member Profiles , 1999-2009.
Box 22 Folder 298
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meeting 9/1999 , 9/22/1999 .
Box 22 Folder 299
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 00 - 01 , 9/20/2000 - 6/21/2001 .
Box 22 Folder 300
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 01 - 02 , 6/21/2001 - 6/20/2002 .
Box 23 Folder 301
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 02 - 03 , 9/26/2002 - 6/24/2003 .
Box 23 Folder 302
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 03 - 04 , 9/24/2003 - 3/24/2004 .
Box 23 Folder 303
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 04 - 05 , 9/28/2004 - 6/25/2005 .
Box 23 Folder 304
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 05- 06 , 10/6/2005 - 5/31/2006 .
Box 23 Folder 305
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meetings FY 07- 08 , 9/27/2007 - 6/25/2008 .
Box 24 Folder 306
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Manual FY 2002 - 2003 , 2002-2003.
Box 24 Folder 307
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Manual FY 2003 - 2004 , 2003-2004.
Box 24 Folder 308
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Manual FY 2004 - 2005 , 2004-2005.
Box 24 Folder 309
Maternity Care Coalition Nominations and Elections Committee 1998 , 2/20/1998 - 7/7/1998, undated .
Box 24 Folder 310
Maternity Care Coalition Nominations and Elections Committee 2003 , 2/14/2003 - 6/5/2006 .
Box 24 Folder 311
Maternity Care Coalition Nominations and Elections Committee 2004 - 2005 , 9/22/2004 - 5/19/2005 .
Box 24 Folder 312
Maternity Care Coalition Nominations and Elections Committee 2005 - 2006 , 1/17/2006 - 4/6/2006.
Box 24 Folder 313
Maternity Care Coalition: Program Development and Evaluation Committee , 11/10/1994 - 1/1995 .
Box 24 Folder 314
Maternity Care Coalition Management Team: Project Directors Meetings , 1/23/1995 - 10/12/1995 .
Box 24 Folder 315
Maternity Care Coalition Public Relations Committee Meeting , 12/12/1996 - 10/21/1997 .
Box 24 Folder 316
Maternity Care Coalition Personnel Committee with Maternity Care Coalition Finance Committee , 2/13/1997 - 1/28/1998 .
Box 24 Folder 317
Maternity Care Coalition Fund Development Meeting , 3/5/1997 - 5/14/1998 .
Box 24 Folder 218
Maternity Care Coalition Finance Committee Meeting Minutes , 3/13/1997 - 3/11/1998 .
Box 24 Folder 319
Maternity Care Coalition Human Resources Committee Meeting , 4/30/1997 - 2/26/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 320
Maternity Care Coalition Strategic Planning Committee Meeting , 5/14/1997 - 6/3/1997 .
Box 25 Folder 321
Maternity Care Coalition Executive Committee Meeting Minutes , 7/30/1997 - 7/15/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 322
Maternity Care Coalition North Philadelphia Neighborhood Advisory Committee , 7/9/1997 - 4/15/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 323
Maternity Care Coalition Staff Meeting , 9/5/1997 .
Box 25 Folder 324
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Conference Planning Committee 1998 , 9/16/1997, 1/13/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 325
Maternity Care Coalition West Philadelphia Healthy Start Express Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting , 9/17/1997 - 12/16/1997 .
Box 25 Folder 326
Maternity Care Coalition Board of Directors Meeting Minutes , 9/18/1997 - 6/24/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 327
Maternity Care Coalition South Philadelphia Neighborhood Advisory Committee , 9/30/1997 .
Box 25 Folder 328
Maternity Care Coalition Strawberry Mansion and North Philadelphia MOMobile Neighborhood Advisory Committee , 1/26/1998 - 3/17/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 329
Maternity Care Coalition Management Team Meeting Minutes , 2/9/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 330
Maternity Care Coalition Germantown MOMobile Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting , 2/25/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 331
Maternity Care Coalition Latina MOMobile Neighborhood Advisory Committee , 5/21/1998 .
Box 25 Folder 332
Maternity Care Coalition Executive Committee Meetings , 11/4/2002 - 5/26/2004 .
Box 25 Folder 333
Maternity Care Coalition Executive Committee Meetings, 9/7/2005 - 4/26/2006 .
Box 25 Folder 334
Articles and Promotional Materials on Maternity Care Coalition , 10/24/1975 - 1/5/2005, undated .
Box 25 Folder 335
Early Maternity Care Coalition: Women's Health Concerns Committee Annual Report, 7/1977 - 6/1978 .
Box 25 Folder 336
Maternity Care Coalition Status Papers as a Non-Profit with the IRS , 2/7/1985 - 1/3/2002 .
Box 25 Folder 337
Maternity Care Coalition Promotional Event Pamphlets , 1986-2003.
Box 25 Folder 338
Maternity Care Coalition Mission Statements , 1991, 1994, undated .
Box 25 Folder 339
Maternity Care Coalition By-Laws , 11/19/1992 - 2002 .
Box 25 Folder 340
Maternity Care Coalition Press Packet 1995 , 10/1995 .
Box 25 Folder 341
Maternity Care Coalition Volunteer Recognition Programs , 1996-2005.
Box 26 Folder 342
Maternity Care Coalition Financial Statements , 1996-1997.
Box 26 Folder 343
Maternity Care Coalition Human Resources Policy Manual , 7/1999 .
Box 26 Folder 344
Maternity Care Coalition Honoring Mothers, Mothers Day Cards and Donation Forms , 2001 - 2005, undated .
Box 26 Folder 345
Maternity Care Coalition Holiday Posters , undated .
Box 26 Folder 346
MCC Correspondence , 12/6/2000 - 4/12/2001 .
Box 26 Folder 347
MCC Correspondence, 5/11/2001 - 6/21/2001 .
Box 26 Folder 348
MCC Correspondence, 7/3/2001 - 8/21/2001, 12/12/2001, 7/11/2002 .
Box 26 Folder 349
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: Fundraising Information , 2/1991 - 4/1997 .
Box 26 Folder 350
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: 1998-1999 , 10/19/1998 - 11/7/1999 .
Box 26 Folder 351
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: 2000 - 2001 , 2/11/2000 - 12/12/2001 .
Box 26 Folder 352
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: 2002 - 2003 , 2/18/2002 - 12/31/2003 .
Box 26 Folder 353
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: Walter J. Lear 80th Birthday Party , 12/17/2002 - 4/2/2003 .
Box 26 Folder 354
Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health: 2004 - 2005 , 1/2/2004 - 12/11/2005, undated .
Box 26 Folder 355

Series Description

This series consists of publications published by organizations outside of the Maternity Care Coalition. These publications come from government organizations such as the Office of Maternal and Child Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Other sources of the published materials were generated by non-government groups like Planned Parenthood, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The subject matter of these publications directly pertains to MCC's goals: family planning, reduction of infant mortality, and preventative reproductive healthcare. The series is organized chronologically by publication date. Additional materials relating to MCC Programs can be found in series IX, "Walter J. Lear's Institute of Social Medicine and Community Health (ISMCH) Papers on Maternity Care Coalition," subseries E, "Publications."

Physical Description

2 boxes

Pennsylvania Department of Health: Health Practices to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes: A Guide for the Primary Care Practitioner , 1985.
Box 26 Folder 356
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health, Volume I: Executive Summary , 8/1985 .
Box 26 Folder 357
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Report of the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health, Volume II: Infant Mortality and Low Birthweight , 1/1986 .
Box 27 Folder 358
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies: A Compendium of Program Ideas for Serving Low-Income Women , 1/1986 .
Box 27 Folder 359
The Alan Guttmacher Institute: Blessed Events and the Bottom Line: Financing Maternity Care in the United States , 1987.
Box 27 Folder 360
United States General Accounting Office: Report: Prenatal Care Medicaid Recipients and Uninsured Women Obtain Insufficient Care , 9/1987 .
Box 27 Folder 361
Department of Health and Human Services: Young, Unwed Fathers: Research Review, Policy Dilemmas and Options, Summary Report , 10/1987 .
Box 27 Folder 362
Office of Maternal and Child Health: Strategies for Working With Culturally Diverse Communities and Clients , 6/1989 .
Box 27 Folder 363
Regional Council of Neighborhood Organizations (RCNO): Organizing Quarterly Journal , Spring/ Summer 1990 .
Box 27 Folder 364
Articles by Other Organizations , 9/1990 - 12/1992, undated .
Box 27 Folder 365
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs: Preparing Practitioners to Work with Infants, Toddlers and Their Families: Issues and Recommendations for the Professions , 1990.
Box 27 Folder 366
National Center for Clinical Infant Programs: Preventative Health Care for Young Children , 1991.
Box 27 Folder 367
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs: Full-Cost Medicaid Reimbursement for Maternal and Child Health Services , 2/1992 .
Box 27 Folder 368
Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Finding Common Ground: A Call for Collaboration, Promoting State Interagency Efforts to Reduce the Impact of Perinatal Alcohol and Other Drug Use on Families , 1993.
Box 27 Folder 369
The Maternal and Child Health Status Report by the Montgomery County Health Department: Toward the Year 2000… Our Children and Our Future , 1993.
Box 27 Folder 370
Families USA Report: The Human Impact of Health Reform, Clinton vs. Cooper vs. Chafee , 1/1994 .
Box 27 Folder 371
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children: A Handbook for Action , 3/1994 .
Box 27 Folder 372
Pennsylvania Kids Count Partnership: Special Report, Uninsured Children in Pennsylvania , 6/1994 .
Box 27 Folder 373
The Commonwealth Fund, Commission on Women's Health: Healthcare Reform: What Is at Stake for Women? , 7/1994 .
Box 27 Folder 374
Carnegie Taskforce on Meeting the Needs of Young Children, Carnegie Corporation of New York: Starting Points: Meeting the Needs of Our Youngest Children , 8/1994 .
Box 27 Folder 375
French-American Foundation: A Welcome for Every Child: How France Protects Maternal and Child Health-- New Frame of Reference for the United States , 1994.
Box 28 Folder 376
MCH Bureau: Bright Futures, Guidelines for Health Supervision… , 1994.
Box 28 Folder 377
Philadelphia Department of Public Health: Philadelphia Breastfeeding Resource Handbook , 1995.
Box 28 Folder 378
The Pew Charitable Trusts: See How We Grow, A Report on the Status of Parenting Education in the US , 12/1996 .
Box 28 Folder 379
Family Resource Coalition: Guidelines for Family Support Practice , 1996.
Box 28 Folder 380
Planned Parenthood of NYC: Prevention Pays: A Cost Effective Analysis of Preventative Reproductive Health Care for Managed Care Organizations , 8/1997 .
Box 28 Folder 381
Board Member Resource: National Center for Non-Profit Boards , Fall 1997 - Late Summer 1998 .
Box 28 Folder 382
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: Report on Early Care and Education: The Keystone of Pennsylvania's Future , 9/2002 .
Box 28 Folder 383
JHPIEGO/ Maternal and Neonatal Health Program: Monitoring Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness , 2004.
Box 28 Folder 384
Maternal and Child Health Journal: Supplement to Volume 9, Number 2 , 6/2005 .
Box 28 Folder 385
NIH, CDC, The National Children's Study: Growing Up Healthy An Overview of the National Children's Study , undated .
Box 28 Folder 386
The Maternity Care Coalition Family Album, Annual Report Edition, Newsletter of Maternity Care Coalition , Fall 1997 - 2001 .
Box 28 Folder 387

Series Description

This series is broken down into four subseries, and each subseries is based on an individual media format. Subseries A and B, VHS and Audio Tapes respectively, capture MCC's presence in Philadelphia-area media during the years from 1989 to 2006. These media appearances consist primarily of radio interviews and television appearances. Also present are MCC's participation in conferences, charitable events such as the AIDS Walk, and public service announcements recorded by MCC. Subseries C, "Disks and CD-Roms," contains computer files used by MCC. This subseries includes CD-Roms as well as 3.5 inch disks and one 5.25 inch disk. The final subseries, "Reel to Reel, VHS Dub Tapes, Slides," consists of MCC media appearances and convention footage, in the formats indicated by the subseries title.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Television Coverage , 8/1989 - 10/1990 .
Box 29
CBS News: Maternity Care Coalition on Infant Mortality , 12/24/1991 .
Box 29
WPVI-TV Philadelphia Visions "Infant Mortality/ Low Birth Weight" , 9/20/1992 .
Box 29
MCC Christmas Party , 12/15/1992 .
Box 29
Sat. Tribune KYW-TV 3 , 3/20/1993 .
Box 29
WPVI-TV Philadelphia United Way Broadcast .
Box 29
Hilary Clinton Video Conference, Bucks County , 3/1/1994 .
Box 29
Baby Mugs! , 1995.
Box 29
TOVA Annual Conference, "When the Bough Brakes" , 6/7/1995 .
Box 29
Maternity Care Coalition , 11/17/1995 .
Box 29
WPVI-TV Philadelphia Action News MOMobile , 11/20/1995 .
Box 29
Conference video , undated .
Box 29
AIDS Walk 1996 promotional video , 1996.
Box 29
Channel 10 News feature on MOMobile , 6/5/1996 .
Box 29
Inquirer News Tonight Healthy Start MOMobile , 10/4/1996 .
Box 29
Conference Video Intro Video , 6/1996 .
Box 30
AM Live and Good Day Philadelphia Interview with Arnetta Stewart , 1/16/1997, 2/6/1997 .
Box 30
Maternity Care Coalition Village #1, #2 (three copies), #4, #9, #12 , 4/25/1997 .
Box 30
"It Takes a Whole Village…. PSA's" , 1997.
Box 30
"It Takes a Whole Village…. Presentation" (Two copies) , 1997.
Box 30
NBC- 10 Nancy Elfant , 12/17/1997 .
Box 30
Mozart Baby , 1998.
Box 30
SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals: Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County , 2/4/1998 .
Box 30
SmithKline Beecham: Community Impact Awards , 2/4/1998 .
Box 31
Conference Video 1998 , 1998.
Box 31
United Way of SE Pennsylvania "Feel Your Power!" , 9/1998 .
Box 31
WPVI-TV Philadelphia Action News: MOMobile (two copies) , 10/15/1998 .
Box 31
A Closer Look: Santa's Helper's , 12/2/1998 .
Box 31
baby bach , 1999.
Box 31
WPVI-TV Philadelphia Action News: MOMobile (two copies) , 1/13/1999 .
Box 31
PA Dept. of Health: "Keep Kids on Medicaid" Final Spot , 3/18/1999 .
Box 31
Maternity Care Coalition Video Le Ling at Intercultural Choice Child Health Live , 8/5/1999 .
Box 31
Honoring Motherhood (two copies) , 1/22/2001 .
Box 31
"Let's Not Smoke" , 1/7/2002 .
Box 31
PCOM Pat Croce and Snow PSA's (two copies) , 3/14/2002 .
Box 31
FOX News: MOMobile Segment Dub , 4/2002 .
Box 31
NBC 10: Michelle Allen Interview , 4/25/2002 .
Box 32
Fox Network, Pat Croce MOMobile on Good Day Philadelphia , 11/20/2002 .
Box 32
Public Health Tribute to Helen Rodriguez Trias , 12/2002 .
Box 32
WTXF-TV (FOX) and WCAU-TV (NBC): Mother's Day/ Care Coalition, Good Day Philadelphia (two copies) , 5/9/2003 .
Box 32
Maternity Care Coalition- Celebrating Mothers 2003 PSA's (three copies) , 2003.
Box 32
Newsmakers: JoAnne Fischer , 5/14/2003 .
Box 32
Maternity Care Coalition Conference at Moore Time Code Dub , 6/3/2003 .
Box 32
Fatherhood 2003 , 2003.
Box 32
Newsmakers: Janet Ohene- Fremont , 10/15/2003 .
Box 32
Thome MOC 2004 PSA , 2004.
Box 32
Newsmakers: Dr. Gene Bishop on the Childbirth at a Crossroads Project , 6/22/2006 .
Box 32
Maternity Care Coalition (two copies) , undated .
Box 32
Norma on TV , undated .
Box 33
Norma Latham , undated .
Box 33
Baby Your Baby , undated.
Box 33
Maternity Care Coalition: Croce and Snow's PSA's "Comcast" (three copies) , undated.
Box 33
Iron Jawed Angels: Julie Cooper , undated.
Box 33
© Breast Feeding in all the Right Spaces , undated.
Box 33
PA Department of Health Children's Health Insurance Program TV Spots 3 X :30 Spots, Caucasian, African-American, Spanish , undated.
Box 33
Baby Your Baby Spots , undated.
Box 33
10.02 Record on Race- Part 1 , undated.
Box 33
Unmarked Tapes (two copies) , undated.
Box 33
Pregnancy and Batterup with Wendy Oliver , 7/16/1993 .
Box 34
Ed Robinson's Black Rhapsody, Recorded Live at William Penn Girls High School , 1981.
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition , 5/29/1991 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition and CHOICE Interview on WIOQ , 6/1993 .
Box 34
Safe Mothers, Safe Babies: Radio Times , 5/18/1994 .
Box 34
WMMR Interview , 5/1994 .
Box 34
WXPN: Mary Pifer, Terry Gross , 9/8/1995 .
Box 34
Power 99 FM: Sunday Morning Live , 1/14/1995 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition: PA Convention Center: Walking the Work and Family Tightrope , 6/5/1997 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition: PA Convention Center: Bringing Babies into the Village, Maternal and Child Health in the 21st Century , 6/5/1997 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition: PA Convention Center: Beyond Norman Rockwell , 6/5/1997 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition: PA Convention Center: Before the Brick Building: Supporting Young Families as They Learn , 6/5/1997 .
Box 34
Norristown Focus Groups (two small hand held recording tapes) , 3/6/1998 .
Box 34
Recent Research , 5/1998 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition April 7th 1999, Parts I and II , 4/7/1999 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition April 7th 1999, Parts III and IV , 4/7/1999 .
Box 34
Maternity Care Coalition Part I and II , undated.
Box 34
Unmarked Tapes (five tapes) , undated .
Box 34
Annual conferences, resource guide, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference (2 disks), 1995.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference, 1995 May.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference (3 disks), 1996.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference (3 disks), 1997.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference (2 disks), 1998.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference: Sue/Nancy, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference: Kathleen C. , undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Annual conference summary, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Appeal letters, 1996.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Appeal letters, 1997.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Appeal letters: board list, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Brochures, 1997.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Brochures: CHE Attachment, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
CEU: Elect stuff, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
CEU: Eval reviews, mercy 100, survey, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
CEU: Healthy Start express, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
CEU: Healthy Start budget, 1998-1999.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
CEU: hsworkst.wpd, 1997.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: Germantown, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: North Philadelphia, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: Overbrook High School, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: South Philadelphia, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: Strawberry Mansion (2 disks), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
High schools: West Philadelphia, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
JoAnn (Joann's Disk and Maternity Care Coalition), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Latina, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Main Line Health, 1999 January-September.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MCC board list and Annual Giving Committee, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MCC donors, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MCC newsletter, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MOMobile: Core Competencies Modules, 1998 July.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Miscellaneous (Work, etc.), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MOMobile: Manager's report form, 1998 October.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
MOMobile: Referral form, 1998 May 27.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Movies: "Childbirth Crisis" (2 copies), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
NAC minutes, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Photos: MCC Family Album, 1997 Spring.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Photos: Harrisburg Rally, 2007 June.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Photos: Carnation/Hands, 2003.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Programs: Speaker address, 1997.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Programs: Speaker list and evaluations, 1998.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Programs: Delaware County grand opening, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Proposals: Montgomery County, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Proposals: William Penn, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Registration forms, 1999 November.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Registration forms: Postpartum, 1998 June 1.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Registration forms: Prenatal, 1998 June 1.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Registration forms: Title V (also: work statement and disciplinary letters), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Reports: AIDS fund (final report), 1999 January.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Reports: Biennial , undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Reports: Germantown Hospital , 1998 July-September.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Reports: Northeast MM, undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Reports: Title V (three disks), 1997-2000.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
SOP , 1998 June.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
Untitled (8 disks), undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
"Why so many children are poor", undated.
Box 35 Folder unknown container
WTXF-TV Channel 29: Maternity Care Coalition, Cut 1, Length 15, Slate Info: Ella Joyce (five copies) , 5/20/1992 .
Box 36
New Image © 1990, WW Honorees 1990 (Joanne is the last of the Group) , 1990.
Box 36
Maternity Care Coalition, Pennsylvania Convention Center: 8:30 to 10:00 AM, Program Time: 1:10:29 , 6/5/1997 .
Box 36
Maternity Care Coalition, Pennsylvania Convention Center: 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Program Time 5:3:56 , 6/5/1997 .
Box 36
Maternity Care Coalition, Community Maternity Project Slides , undated.
Box 36

Series Description

This series covers the years of 1989 to 2005, with several instances of undated photographs. There are three subseries. The first subseries, "Albums," contains albums organized by the MCC, which have been placed into flat boxes, with their contents noted on the container list. Highlights from these photo albums in boxes 37 to 39 include: Maternity Care Coalition holiday events and MOMobile site kick offs.

Subseries B, "Envelopes," is the largest, and contains 155 envelopes of developed 35mm film. There are few instances where the developed photographs were lost, and the corresponding negatives for those photos have been preserved. The last subseries, "Folders, Oversized Photos, and Contact Sheets," contains much of the same quality and subject matter as the preceding two subseries do: the only thing that differs is the format.

The Photographs Series contains many examples of the wide range of activities MCC was involved in. From Teen Pregnancy education classes and MOMobile Volunteer Appreciation events, to Clothes Drives, the series reflects the diversity of MCC's activities. Portraits of MCC staff members, such as Joanne Fischer, as well as the MOMobile Volunteer workers and MCC's client base, can also be found here.

Physical Description

8 boxes

Maternity Care Coalition Events and Clients , 1989, undated .
Box 37 Folder 388
Community Maternity Kick Off, Holiday, Halloween Parties, MOMobile , 1989-1994.
Box 37 Folder 389
Latina MOMobile Kick Off to Parent Reunion , 1989-1990.
Box 37 Folder 390
Christmas Party to SMNC , 1990 - 2/1992 .
Box 37 Folder 391
Christmas and Halloween Parties, Pamper a Pregnant Woman/ Father Baby Fest , 1990-1994.
Box 38 Folder 392
Maternity Care Coalition New Office Open House to Christmas Parties , 1992-1994.
Box 38 Folder 393
Strawberry Mansion Community Maternity Project (SMCMP), Mothers Day Make Over to SMCMP Reunion , 1992.
Box 39 Folder 394
Halloween to Christmas , 1993.
Box 39 Folder 395
MOMobile Outreach , 1996-2002.
Box 39 Folder 396
POM Pictures , 5/2001 .
Box 39 Folder 397
Strawberry Mansion Community Maternity Project (SMCMP) Kick Off Slides , 10/1989 .
Box 40 Folder 398
Maternity Care Coalition Volunteer Recognition , 1990.
Box 40 Folder 399
MOMobile Outreach Photos , 1991.
Box 40 Folder 400
CBS Taping of MOMobile, JoAnne Fischer , 10/1991 .
Box 40 Folder 401
Maternity Care Coalition Staff , 1991-1992.
Box 40 Folder 402
Maternity Care Coalition Holiday Party, All Staff , 1992.
Box 40 Folder 403
Strawberry Mansion Community Maternity Project (SMCMP) Christmas Party , 1992.
Box 40 Folder 404
North Philadelphia MOMobile Holiday Party , 1992.
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MOMobile Event .
Box 40 Folder 406
Maternity Care Coalition and SMHC Halloween Party, Makeover Party , 10/27/1993, undated .
Box 40 Folder 407
Maternity Care Coalition New Offices, Open House, Negatives only , 10/1994 .
Box 40 Folder 408
Maternity Care Coalition Holiday Party, All Staff, "Paulette and the MOMettes" Review , 1994.
Box 40 Folder 409
North Philadelphia MOMobile Holiday Party , 1994.
Box 40 Folder 410
Germantown MOMobile Opening , 11/20/1995 .
Box 40 Folder 411
Focus Group , 4/12/1995 .
Box 40 Folder 412
Norma and Teens Negatives only , 1995.
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MOMobile Christmas Party , 1995.
Box 40 Folder 414
Holiday Parties: Strawberry Mansion, North Philadelphia , 1995.
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Staff and Clients , 1995.
Box 40 Folder 416
Maternity Care Coalition Events and Workers: Christmas Party, Cynthia, Hilary, Tawana, Tiawana, Timeka, Denise , 1995, undated .
Box 40 Folder 417
Latina MOMobile Three Kings Party , 1/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 418
South Philadelphia MOMobile Valentine's Party , 2/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 419
Overbrook High School MOMobile Sign , 2/1996 .
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Girl Scout Baby Bundles , 3/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 421
West Philadelphia Kwanzaa Overbrook High School Sign (with Danny) , 3/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 422
Timeka Underwood Photos , 3/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 423
Maternity Care Coalition Volunteer Recognition, Healthy Start Baby Shower , 3/1996 - 4/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 424
Nancy Fuchs Book Signing benefit , 5/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 425
South Philly Job Fair , 5/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 426
TOVA Photos, Pregnant Pause, Maternity Care Coalition Conference , 6/1996 .
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Stand for Children , 6/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 428
Maternity Care Coalition Staff and MOMobile for United Way Day of Caring from Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News , 9/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 429
Mill Creek Valley, Girl Scouts, Baby Bundles with Bunny Nardi , 9/1996 .
Box 40 Folder 430
South Philadelphia Van and Board of Directors , 9/1996 .
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Post-Election Strategies Meeting , 12/1996 .
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County Line Quilters, North Philadelphia Holiday Party , 12/1996 .
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MOMobile Holiday Parties: N. Phila., Strawberry Mansion, Healthy start Express, S. Phila. , 12/1996 .
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Germantown MOMobile Holiday Party , 12/1996 .
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North Philadelphia MOMobile Holiday Party , 1996.
Box 40 Folder 436
MOMobile Photographs, various occasions and dates , 1996-1997.
Box 40 Folder 437
Germantown MOMobile St. Martin in the Fields Quilts , 1996.
Box 40 Folder 438
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Conference, Pregnant Pause, Mary Pipher , 1996.
Box 40 Folder 439
Maternity Care Coalition Holiday Party , 1996.
Box 40 Folder 440
Latina MOMobile Three Kings Party , 1/6/1997 .
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MOMobile President's Summit for America's Future with Lynda Byrd Johnson Robb , 4/27/1997 - 4/29/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 442
MOMobile at Rodeph Shalom with Nursery School and 2nd graders , 5/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 443
Latina MOMobile at Shipley School in Brynmawr , 5/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 444
Strawberry Mansion MOMobile Van , 5/1997, 8/1997 .
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Maternity Care Coalition Staff Recognition Party , Fall 1997 .
Box 41 Folder 446
Sister Marie Geruasi, South Philadelphia MOMobile Volunteer , 1997.
Box 41 Folder 447
Maternity Care Coalition Annual Conference Photos , 6/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 448
MOMobile: Mobil Check Presentation with Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell , 12/20/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 449
Maternity Care Coalition: Students of the Academy of Notre Dame De Namur presenting Christmas Gifts , 12/1997 .
Box 41 Folder 450
Overbrook High School Holiday Party , 1997.
Box 41 Folder 451
Free Market , 1997.
Box 41 Folder 452
Holiday Parties , 1997.
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Various Events: City Council Testimony Negatives, MOMobile Strawberry Mansion negatives , 1997.
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Mitten Tree at Baldwin School , 1/1998 .
Box 41 Folder 455
Latino MOMobile Clients and Three Kings Party , 1/14/1998 .
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Maternity Care Coalition Annual Conference 1998 , 5/1998 .
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Maternity Care Coalition: Assorted Events , 8/1998, 10/1998 .
Box 41 Folder 458
Maternity Care Coalition: Mother's Day Fashion Show/Volunteers , 12/21/1998 .
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West Philadelphia MOMobile New Vans , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 460
Maternity Care Coalition Conferences and Staff Events , 1998.
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MOMobile , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 462
Strawberry Mansion MOMobile with Tracey Davidson of WCAU-NBC Philadelphia , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 463
Volunteer Recognition , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 464
MOMobile Norristown Opening , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 465
Various Events , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 466
Maternity Care Coalition/WCA Press Event (Promoting Healthy Living through the Power of Prevention) , 1998.
Box 41 Folder 467
Maternity Care Coalition at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia for Continuing Education Series I , 2/15/1999 .
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Child Client , 8/13/1999 .
Box 41 Folder 469
JoAnne Fischer Photos, just negatives , 1999-2000.
Box 41 Folder 470
Maternity Care Coalition: Staff Halloween Party , 1999.
Box 41 Folder 471
Maternity Care Coalition: Coat Drive , 1999.
Box 41 Folder 472
Maternity Care Coalition: North Philadelphia Picnic and negatives , 1999.
Box 41 Folder 473
Maternity Care Coalition Holiday Staff Retreat at Bette's , 1999.
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Maternity Care Coalition: Pictures of a Home with Damages , 8/2000 .
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