The Associated Press spent a year examining how racial health disparities have harmed generations of Black Americans. From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. They have higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, higher incidence of asthma during childhood, more difficulty treating mental illness as […]
1-833-9-HELP4MOMS – National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers: Phone or text access to professional counselors Real-time support and information Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Resources Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups Culturally […]
Coalition urges Pa. lawmakers to adopt a state earned income tax credit to help working poor
A diverse coalition of advocacy groups have come together to promote an anti-poverty initiative that has the potential to benefit as many as 874,000 low- to moderate-income Pennsylvania households. The groups are pushing for Pennsylvania to become the 31st state to enact a refundable state earned income tax credit, which would reduce the tax burden […]
What We See in the Shameful Trends on U.S. Maternal Health
Compared with its peers, the United States’ trajectory in maternal health has been shameful. Solving this worsening problem requires looking not just at the quality of care a woman receives but the entire environment around her — from her access to health care to the availability of food in her community.
Op-Ed: Public policy must change to protect maternal lives
Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has helped more than 145,000 families in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We focus on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We work to ensure parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. And we can’t do it alone.