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  • FlowersTea2009
    March 7th at the Philadelphia Marriott at the annual preview of our Celebrating Mothers campaign More than 280 supporters enjoyed a traditional tea Italian delicacies and a visit to Bella Italia the Philadelphia Flower Show Ann Catania owner of Ten Pennies Florist Decorators showed guests how to add pizzazz to their parties with unique arrangements they can create at home The floral creations and a trip to Italy were auctioned at the event which raised funds and awareness The day began with a new event My Family Me and MCC an Alice and Wonderland themed Tea Party More than 100 of our young supporters and their adult guests enjoyed crafts and were entertained by University of the Arts Alpha Psi Omega National Honor Theatre Society in costumes provided by Plays and Players from left Event Co Chairs Jocelyn Gilmour and Kirstin Engelman Celebrating Mothers Campaign Co Chair Diane Croce Owner of Ten Pennies Florist Decorators Ann Catania MCC Board President Dale Allen and Celebrating Mothers Campaign Co Chair Carolyn Smith Ten Pennies owner Ann Catania works on a springtime creation with design manager Chuck Devlin University of the Arts students traveled from Wonderland to attend our family friendly event Nick

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  • EileenFisher
    March 29th 10 of proceeds benefited MCC Thanks to all our shoppers and the Eileen Fisher staff for a wonderful day Click here to go to our Celebrating Mothers 2008 site Carolyn Smith mother of Will Smith and Cliché an EILEEN FISHER Sales Associate displayed the Movement Ease and Elegance of EILEEN FISHER fashions at Flowers Tea and MCC Celebrating Mothers Co Chairs Carolyn Smith and Diane Croce visited the

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  • November 21 2011 Ealert
    was voted out of the Pennsylvania Senate Labor Industry Committee This state legislation would require posting of the National Human Trafficking Hotline 1 888 3737 888 at select businesses across the state so trafficking victims can call to get help or individuals can call to report suspicious activity Key members of Senate Leadership need to be asked to bring SB 338 to a vote The calls need to go to the following two Senators in particular Senator Dominic Pileggi Majority Leader 717 787 4712 Senator Jake Corman Appropriations Committee Chair 717 787 1377 Below is a script you are welcome to use Hi my name is I am calling to ask Senator to swiftly bring SB 338 the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Act to the Senate floor for a vote This important bill would help end human trafficking in Pennsylvania and assist victims of this horrific crime by requiring the hotline be posted in certain establishments so victims can call for help This bill was unanimously voted out of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee on October 18th Can I count on Senator to bring this life saving legislation to the Senate floor for a vote Thank you for your time and consideration Please email rfoley womensway org to report who you made the calls to and the outcome of the conversations If you would like more information on the work to end human trafficking visit the Philadelphia Anti Trafficking Coalition s website Thank Representative Pelosi for advocating for child care On Friday November 18th House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi vowed to make child care a top priority because child care is the missing link to boosting our economy Tell Rep Pelosi Thank you for making child care a priority and let Congress know that you are excited for them to move forward for families Why is affordable quality child care so important Quality preschool and early learning programs are crucial because more than 85 of a child s core brain structure is formed by age 5 Studies have found that disadvantaged children who have high quality early learning experiences are more more likely than other disadvantaged children without these experiences to graduate from high school and less likely to be arrested Leading economists agree that prioritizing funding to early childhood education will provide taxpayers with returns of 7 10 per year for every dollar invested due to future reduced costs in remedial education health criminal justice system expenditures and the tax revenues generated by increased earnings And importantly having access to child care is critical for jobs After all in order for parents to work they need a safe and enriching place for their children to stay We also need to open more jobs for trained child care workers Affordable quality child care is a great investment for our kids our country and can help parents back to work Join us in thanking Rep Pelosi for her leadership on child care and together we ll get Congress

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  • November 7 2011 ealert
    teacher training Additional funds would support after school programs and child welfare services in addition to services for the homeless seniors and adults with disabilities Send Senator Pat Toomey of the Super Committee Pennsylvania s Baby Facts Senator Pat Toomey is a member of this Super Committee and he needs to know how programs they may be eyeing for cuts help support the healthy development of the youngest children In looking at the fact sheets some numbers regarding Pennsylvania s 438 842 infants and toddlers stand out Pennsylvania ranks 20th among all states for child well being 41 of Pennsylvania infants and toddlers live in low income families 59 have at least one risk factor known to increase the chance of poor health school and development outcomes 5 of Pennsylvania s youngest children don t have health insurance 3 902 of Pennsylvania s infants and toddlers participate in the Early Head Start Program Over 27 000 Pennsylvania families and children were served by Home Visiting Programs Send Senator Pat Toomey a message with information on Pennsylvania s infants and toddlers from Pennsylvania s fact sheet You can do this by emailing his office through ZERO TO THREE s online web form Quilt for Pat Toomey Join the Keep Pennsylvanians Covered quilting campaign Senator Pat Toomey is a member of the Super Committee which needs to come up with a proposal to reduce the federal deficit by November 23rd He needs to hear from you about why protecting funding for Medicare the Affordable Care Act and other health programs is critical Help him feel the pressure to stand up for Pennsylvanians Before the November 23rd deadline the Pennsylvania Health Access Network PHAN will present Senator Toomey with a quilt crafted by volunteers Get your message to be featured on a patch You can submit your message by emailing it to Athena at aford pahealthaccess org First Text4baby Evaluation Shows Positive Results On November 2 2011 text4baby announced that early evaluation results were available from a study that took place with text4baby users in San Diego County California The study illustrates that text4baby is increasing users health knowledge facilitating interaction with health providers improving adherence to appointments and immunizations and strengthening access to health services The top findings are summarized below 63 1 of respondents reported that text4baby helped them remember an appointment or immunization that they or their child needed 75 4 of participants reported that text4baby messages informed them about medical warning signs of which they were not aware 71 3 of participants reported talking to their doctor about a topic that they read on a text4baby message 38 5 of respondents reported that they called a phone number they received in a text4baby message 53 3 of respondents without health insurance reported calling a service number The study was conducted by the National Latino Research Center at California State University San Marcos and the University of California San Diego Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with support from the Alliance

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  • October 17 Ealert
    deficit reduction does not increase poverty or inequality and protect children and youth from damaging cu ts Click here to tell Senator Pat Toomey to do no harm and protect and invest in America s children in this Super Committee process and Send a letter to your member of Congress telling them that it s unacceptable to balance the budget on the backs of children and families on Main Street In Pennsylvania 41 958 children are enrolled in Head Start 1 778 000 receive health coverage through Medicaid 273 221 children are covered through the State Children s Health Insurance Programs 1 574 783 receive support to buy food through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP 262 269 women receive benefits through the Women Infants and Children WIC health and nutritional program Given the many challenges children face the Super Committee must make greater investments in children instead of cuts In Pennsylvania 5 2 of children are uninsured 18 8 of children live in poverty 49 7 of three and four year olds are NOT enrolled in a preschool or nursery school 19 6 of two year olds are not fully immunized 16 2 of children are food insecure and don t receive adequate nutrition Paid Sick Days Amendment Passes City Council 15 2 Full time workers at companies who contract with the city or who receive city subsidies will now be eligible to earn up to seven paid sick days each year under a bill introduced by Councilman W Wilson Goode Jr and passed by City Council on October 13 2011 Bill 110557 an ordinance ensuring that all employers who fall under the 21st Century Minimum Wage and Benefits Standard must provide sick days to their full time workers passed with a vote of 15 2 Councilmen Jack Kelly

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  • September 28 2011 Policy Alert
    wait time for a prenatal care appointment has been reduced from 11 5 weeks to 4 6 weeks in Norristown While this is a wonderful improvement more must be done to bring the wait time down to the 2 weeks according to clinical standards and the Department of Public Welfare s contract With the closure of Mercy Suburban Hospital in February 2010 the remaining clinic offering prenatal care at Montgomery Hospital became overwhelmed and the wait time soared MCC and others have worked over the past year to have Montgomery Hospital increase their staffing This has brought down thee wait time to 4 6 weeks MCC regularly documents challenges to finding prenatal care in Southeastern Pennsylvania In August 2011 MCC conducted their annual assessment on prenatal care access in Norristown and our results are now available here Highlights of our 2011 report on prenatal care in Norristown include Only 1 site is offering prenatal care Only 3 out of 5 MCO plans accepted for prenatal care 7 individuals offering prenatal care providing a Full Time Equivalent of 2 3 practitioners Public Forums on Tobacco Control Policy in Philadelphia Oct 6 First Presbyterian Church of Germantown Oct 12 Fels South Philly Community Center See accompanying flyer for more details All sessions will begin at 6 30 p m Light refreshments will be served To register to take part in Smoke Signals call 215 898 1112 or e mail LindaBre gse upenn edu Senate Approves Cut of 50 Million from Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Services The Senate Labor HHS Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee marked up its FY 2012 bill which includes a 50 million cut to the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Services Grant Additionally the US Senate is proposing to eliminate all CDC funding

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  • September 9, 2011
    the thousands of mothers in Philadelphia who would have benefitted Call 800 584 6813 before September 15 City Council members need to hear from you before September 15 the final date for an override vote You ll hear a quick message giving you an example of what you can say before you connect to a Councilmember You can let us know how the call goes by leaving a message on

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  • July 28 2011 ealert
    maternal mortality review committee on pregnancy related deaths occurring within the state Implementation and use of a comprehensive case abstraction form by each committee to preserve the uniformity of the information collected and Annual public disclosure of committee findings This directs the Secretary acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health NIH to organize a national workshop to identify definitions for severe maternal morbidity and make recommendations for a research plan to identify and monitor such morbidity in the United States and develop uniform definitions of severe maternal morbidity a research plan and possible data collection protocols to assist states in identifying and monitoring such cases Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary to carry out specified research and demonstration activities to eliminate disparities in maternal health outcomes Get your members of congress to sign on Call on your elected officials to protect maternal health MOMS for the 21st Century Act Reintroduced in 2011 Congress On June 2 2011 the Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services for the 21st Century Act HR 2141 sponsored by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal Allard of California was reintroduced in Congress This bill aims to promote optimal maternity outcomes by making evidence based maternity care a national priority and for other purposes The bill places a national focus on maternity care practices by establishing an Interagency Coordinating Committee responsible for promoting the best evidence based maternity practices across all federal programs The legislation also authorizes a media campaign to educate consumers about how to achieve the healthiest outcomes for mothers and babies expands federal research on best maternity practices and authorizes data collection to identify areas with maternity care workforce shortages The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and to the House Committee on Ways and Means

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