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Mercy in Action Vineyard Inc

Safe Motherhood and Child Survival: One Good Birth at a Time

aka Mercy In Action College of Midwifery   |   Boise, ID   |  https://www.mercyinaction.com

Mission

Mercy In Action exists to provide Safe Motherhood and Newborn Survival for mothers, babies and families in low-resource/high-mortality settings, and to train other health professionals involved in pregnancy and birth to do the same.

Ruling year info

2000

Executive Director

Vicki Penwell

President

Ian Penwell

Main address

3018 W Overland Rd

Boise, ID 83705 USA

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EIN

74-2878803

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization seeks to address the problem of maternal mortality and morbidity and newborn mortality and morbidity

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?

MERCY IN ACTION’S SPONSORED BIRTHING HOMES

Mercy In Action's sponsored birth centers provide free maternity care for families living in poverty, with an emphasis on respectful and compassionate care, as well as evidence-based practices which support better outcomes for mothers and babies. In these birth centers, newborn and maternal statistics on survival of mothers and babies are four times better than the Philippines national average. We attribute these excellent maternity care outcomes to high-quality, comprehensive maternity care that strives to remove common barriers to care, and promotes shared decision making, kindness, and safe birth practices.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We are seeking to accomplish a reduction of preventable mortality and morbidity around the time of childbirth, everywhere in the world.

Our strategies to accomplish a reduction of preventable mortality and morbidity around the time of childbirth, everywhere in the world, are as follows:
We operate a 4-year College of Midwifery where students earn an accredited Bachelor of Science in Midwifery
We offer a post-graduate Diploma in Midwifery & Maternal/Child Health for birth workers and health professionals all over the world
We sponsor birth centers and clinics in the Philippines
We operate a First 1,000 Days program of home visiting for each baby born in one of our sponsored birth centers in the Philippines
We donate supplies and education to birth centers in low resource areas in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

We have the human capacities by have an excellent staff of dedicated and well educated midwives
We have the financial capacity through generous and committed donors, as well as the support of our own college.

We have been establishing and funding free birth centers for poor families in the Philippines since 1991, and providing capacity building, continuing education, and support for local midwives. To date, in the Philippines, more than 16,000 babies have been delivered free of charge for the poorest of the poor in Mercy In Action's Birth Centers, and tens of thousands of lives have been helped and healed in our medical outreaches and disaster responses. Currently, Mercy In Action sponsors Birth Centers and Outreach clinics in several locations in the Philippines.

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 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 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mercy in Action Vineyard Inc

Board of directors
as of 05/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ian Penwell

Mercy In Action Vineyard, Inc

Tim Herndon

MD, private practice Pediatrician

Kristen Benoit

Mercy In Action College of Midwifery

Becka English Frankie

Midwife, Private Practice

Rachel Williams Myers

RN, various hospitals and home health services

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/30/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability