Welcome & Context Setting
Mayor Bowser will kickoff the Summit with remarks and her own reflections on past Summits and the Maternal & Infant Health Initiative. She will speak to the work happening in the District around maternal and infant health.
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director of DC Health, will speak to DC Health’s holistic approach to perinatal health.
Dr. Faith Gibson Hubbard, Executive Director of Thrive by Five, will welcome Summit attendees by offering reflections from last year’s Summit and discussing the impact of COVID-19 on this year’s Summit structure.