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Maternal and Child Health Consortium

Start Healthy, Stay Healthy, and Succeed in School

aka MCHC   |   West Chester, PA   |  www.ccmchc.org

Mission

MCHC's mission to advocate for and empower prenatal and parenting families to achieve healthy beginnings and a bright future through a caring culture of service.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Lanz Milena

Main address

1475 Phoenixville Pike Suite 12

West Chester, PA 19380 USA

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EIN

23-2775806

NTEE code info

Public Health Program (E70)

Family Services (P40)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a prenatal and postpartum home visiting program which provides low-income pregnant and parenting women in Chester County with access to the health care, health insurance, and health education they need to have healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries.  The ultimate goal of Healthy Start is to ensure that infants are born at a weight of at least 5.5 lbs (considered the minimum healthy birth weight for a newborn).

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Infants and toddlers

Our Family Center program was created to address the needs of low-income families of children up to age five in southern Chester County, whose children are likelier than children from higher-income families to begin kindergarten inadequately prepared. Some families speak little or no English in the home, and many live in socially isolated settings in rural areas, where many of the parents are employed by the local mushroom industry. These language and social isolation factors make the children especially likely to experience delays in social, emotional and cognitive development. Many also lack health insurance and access to early learning resources, making it likely that developmental delays will go undiagnosed. 
 
The Family Center employs bilingual Parent Educators to conduct home visiting and early childhood education, using the evidence-based Parents as Teachers "Born to Learn" curriculum.  Participating child receive regular screenings for physical, developmental and cognitive delays, and children with identified delays are linked to appropriate assistance.  In addition to ongoing age-appropriate education and skills development, the Family Center offers an intensive "Transition to Kindergarten" summer program for its five-year-old children, providing assessments and identifying and improving each child's weak areas of development so that all children can begin kindergarten fully prepared to succeed.  In 2012, the Family Center added staff to help focus on the particular needs of teen and young adult parents.  In addition, the Family Center now has a bilingual Parent Educator who works one on one with fathers to increase fathers' engagment in their child's growth and development.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Infants and toddlers

The Family Benefits Program has the objective of identifying individuals across Chester County who are uninsured but are eligible for state-subsidized health insurance (such as CHIP, or Medicaid) or food stamps (SNAP), and assisting them with enrolling into coverage.  This is a critical step many families need help to undertake, as the applications are long and detailed.  Without health insurance and access to healthy food, families are without the resources they need to stay healthy. Our enrollment efforts include assisting program participants in Healthy Start and the Family Center with enrollment, conducting outreach into the general community to identify and enroll other uninsured or food-insecure Chester County residents, and working with several community partners to support them to secure coverage for their clients. Through a special children's health insurance grant, the Family Benefits program is expanding its reach regionally.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations


Since 2009

PANO Standards for Excellence 2023

Awards

Impact Award 1998

GlaxoSmithKline

Impact Award 2005

GlaxoSmithKline

Impact Award 2010

GlaxoSmithKline

Affiliations & memberships

Parents as Teachers 2006

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

MCHC serves an average of 5,000 individuals and their families each year.

Number of direct care staff who received training in trauma informed care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Direct service staff are trained in trauma-informed care.

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Social and economic status

Related Program

Family Center

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

MCHC's Summer Kindergarten Transition Program for student families in Southern Chester County school districts builds kindergarten readiness so that more children are poised for success.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Maternal and Child Health Consortium

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allison Richards

Comparion Insurance

Term: 2023 - 2025

Allison Richards

Liberty Mutual

Wendy Sharpe

(Retired) Bentley Systems

Khushboo Garg, MBA

Oncology Vertical at ZS

Joel McFadden

President, Kraft Associates

Tomas Zambrano, PMP

Realtor brokered by eXp Realty

Lee Ann Sullivan, J.D.

Nonprofit Development Professional

Elizabeth Pilacik, CPA

Director, Kreischer Miller

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/6/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/09/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.