After more than a year of the pandemic, public perceptions of the risks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the readiness of nutrition and maternal and child health (MCH) services have changed. People are starting to adapt to the pandemic situation and this affects their resilience and strategies to minimize the impact of the pandemic. Likewise, health service providers, including nutrition and MCH services, continue to develop innovations with various adjustments during the pandemic. The innovation readiness of the nutrition and MCH services affects the ability of mothers to use these services. The government’s policy support in increasing community resilience needs to be adjusted to the dynamics of public perceptions in line with the prolonged pandemic. This effort is essential in that it is needed to accelerate the recovery from the socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. On this basis, The SMERU Research Institute held a policy dialogue on the resilience of vulnerable communities and the readiness of MCH services in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.