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  • Perinatal Depression
    to receive care Currently mental health services do not adequately address the range of perinatal mental health needs Only about 1 in 5 agencies had practitioners with specialized training in perinatal mental health Many mental health providers in Philadelphia require mothers to see a psychiatrist before care even if one is not required or needed increasing wait time for treatment Increasing the wait time to care means both mothers and

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  • <Current Research>
    weight postpartum Early Head Start MCC is expanding its knowledge base around early childhood intervention through evaluation of its Early Head Start programs Back to Top Community Based Participatory Research Community Based Participatory Research CBPR is an approach to research that equitably involves community members representatives from community based organizations and academic researchers All partners share control over all phases of the research process MCC is involved in several CBPR projects in postpartum depression HIV rapid testing maternal obesity and community health worker effectiveness Back to Top Perinatal Depression MCC screens all new clients for perinatal depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale EPDS In conjunction with Dr Boyd at the University of Pennsylvania and Children s Hospital of Philadelphia MCC has received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH to examine the barriers which postpartum low income women with depressive symptoms face in accessing and utilizing mental health services A recent study with CHOP examined the mental health referral process from the point of view of MCC advocates The Research Department has now released the results of this study Utility of the Postpartum Depression Screening Scale Among Low Income Ethnic Minority Women by Rhonda C Boyd and Heidi Worley Back to Top Criminal Justice MCC research staff is evaluating the MOMobile at Riverside program to examine the case managed reentry process by analyzing key outcomes of the program In conjunction with the start up phase of the program an implementation evaluation was conducted to document the facilitating factors barriers and unexpected circumstances of starting the program You can now read the executive summary online Back to Top HIV Prevention Rapid testing This is a multi faceted program at MCC s South Philadelphia and Delaware County sites The evaluation examines the effectiveness of training local community agencies

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  • MCC::Programs::Research::Past Research
    promotion Using a community based participatory approach Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 19 3 192 199 Navarro A Senn K McNicholas L Kaplan R Roee B Campo M 1998 Por La Vida model enhances use of cancer screening tests among Latinas American Journal of Preventive Medicine 15 1 32 41 Prater L P 1995 Never married biological ten mother headed household Marriage and Family Review 20 3 4 305 324 Rodewald L E MD Szilagyi P G MD Humiston S G MD Barth R Kraus R Raubertas R F 1999 A randomized study of tracking with outreach and provider prompting to improve immunization coverage and primary care Pediatrics 1999 103 31 38 Woodruff SI Talavera GA Elder JP 2002 Evaluation of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation intervention for Latinos Tobacco Control 11 4 361 367 Back to Top MOMobile Makes a Difference Empowerment Study MCC researched the role of community health workers in empowering low income women Results from this study showed that client empowerment defined as the combination of self perceived decision making self sufficiency and self determination improved over time with MOMobile services Two articles were published in the May 2004 issue of the Journal of Community Psychology Vol 32 No 3 The Impact of Community Health Workers on the Self Determination Self Sufficiency and Decision Making Ability of Low Income Women and Mothers of Young Children Individual Empowerment How Community Health Workers Operationalize Self Determination Self Sufficiency and Decision Making Abilities of Low Income Mothers Maternity Care Coalition s Empowerment Study This study evaluated the impact of the MOMobile on clients perceived level of empowerment Published results show that the MOMobile significantly Increases clients self sufficiency Enhances clients ability to set goals Strengthens clients decision making skills Crivelli Kovach A Becker J Worley H 2004 Journal of Community Psychology Back to Top Food Stamp Participation Project The goal of the Food Stamp Participation Project a two year research project funded by the U S Department of Agriculture was to increase participation among low income families in the federal Food Stamp Program Working in Delaware and Montgomery counties MCC explored what supports were necessary to facilitate application and enrollment Information was collected by pre screening clients providing application assistance and conducting focus group discussions Findings revealed that language and low literacy barriers contributed substantially to lack of participation in the Food Stamp Program and that staff assistance was necessary to facilitate application for the majority of people Neither education alone nor education combined with prescreening was sufficient to motivate most clients to apply for the FSP Back to Top Healthy at Home With funding from the Office of Minority Health of the U S Department of Health and Human Services MCC developed a two year educational community based integrated environmental health program for families of very young children to address health disparities that affect Latino and African American residents of North Philadelphia The goal of Healthy at Home was to reduce the environmental health risks of lead poisoning asthma

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  • MCC::Programs::Research::Center for Student Research
    and that area Medicaid reimbursements are nowhere near the actual cost of hospital care for deliveries Amy Hilley a Drexel University Masters student working on her Community based Master s Project worked with MCC s Director of Research to complete an implementation evaluation of the MOMobile at Riverside Findings from the project indicate many strengths working in favor of the program and many unexpected barriers An executive summary of this project will be available on this page shortly Drexel University Masters student Rana Leed as part of her Community based Masters Project completed a study on midwifery practices among Philadelphia hospitals She learned that midwives aren t compensated equally for the same level of care as physicians even when practicing in the same organization and that area Medicaid reimbursements are nowhere near the actual cost of hospital care for labor and birth Design of an early intervention guide about autism for parents and teachers who are associated with Maternity Care Coalition s Norristown Area Early Head Start program by Drexel University School of Public Health student Nicole Gidaya The final products of this project were a brochure and resource guide to early intervention for autism a parent curriculum and teacher curriculum all designed to provide education about autsim and the benefits of early intervention for treatment A pilot evaluation of Maternity Care Coalition s Cribs for Kids program conducted by Drexel University School of Public Health student Erin Johnson Findings from the evaluation demonstrate that community support for the program exists and that most structural components of the program work well Results also indicate that changes in the screening and eligiblity criteria would improve the quality of the program An innovative qualitative participatory approach to research called Photovoice was utilized by Drexel University School of Public Health student Cizely Kurian

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  • MCC::Programs::Research::Bibliography
    low income women and mothers of young children Journal of Community Psychology 32 3 343 356 Washington Felicia Strategies for implementing a national campaign National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign at the local level Community based Masters Project Drexel University School of Public Health 2003 Cheriyan Monica A comparison study Investigating factors that may influence teenage mothers to be either non repeat or repeat childbearers Community based Masters Project Drexel University School of Public Health 2000 Philadelphia Department of Public Health 2000 Using cotinine feedback and Maternity Care Advocates to assist low income pregnant women reduce nicotine exposure from tobacco smoke In collaboration with Maternity Care Coalition funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Smoke Free Families 1999 Fischer JoAnne and Rozenberg Cynthia Strategy for survival in the context of managed care and welfare reform Zero to Three February March 1998 Fischer JoAnne Community based Organizations CBOs contracting with MCOs to provide Community Health Advisor service to Medicaid members in Weaving the Future The Final Report of The National Community Health Advisor Study A Policy Research Project of the University of Arizona funded by the Annie E Casey Foundation Goldstein Howard Cross section client utilization study of the Maternity Care Coalition

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  • Senior Staff
    Begleiter Trish Marchesani Executive Director Deputy Executive Director Director of Finance Administration Katherine Primus Monica Fread Marjie Mogul Director of Fund Development Marketing Director of Business Facilities Management Research Director Karen Pollack Letty Thall Tania Toomer Director of Programs Public Policy Director Early Head Start Director Cynthia Waters Paul Antony Director of Operations Community Development Human Resources Director Home About Programs Events Resources News Donate Contact Site Map Search Privacy

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  • FinancialandLegal2010
    Organizations 198 778 3 Other 316 940 5 6 261 668 100 Expenses Early Head Start 2 721 849 47 Momobile 2 008 709 34 Cribs for Kids 363 982 6 Educational Programs 271 984 5 Fund Development 263 265 5 Administration 216 375 4 5 846 164 100 MCC is committed to making our financial and legal documents available to the public Click on the links below to learn

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  • HardLabour
    Breastfeeding News Other News Hard Labour MCC s Innovative Program Achieves International Exposure Home About Programs Events Resources News Donate Contact Site Map Search Privacy Copyright 2005 All Rights Reserved Maternity Care Coalition 2000 Hamilton St Suite 205 Philadelphia PA

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