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DC’s Commitment To Healthy Women And Babies
Healthy babies start with healthy women
Mayor Muriel Bowser wants every community in the district to understand the health risks women face so that we can improve the lives of our friends, family, neighbors, and fellow community members.
The Summit
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Maternal and Infant Health Summit took place on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The summit was free and open to the public and was an opportunity for elected officials, health officials and DC residents to explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

The event featured panel discussions and a luncheon focused on best infant and maternal health practices. During the summit, policymakers and health officials worked together to develop a nation wide agenda that addresses the disproportionally high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color in Washington, DC and across the nation.

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The Summit
Woman holding and kissing baby
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Maternal and Infant Health Summit will take place on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The summit is free and open to the public and is an opportunity for elected officials, health officials and DC residents to explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

The event will feature panel discussions and a luncheon focused on best infant and maternal health practices and develop a nationwide agenda that addresses the disproportionally high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color in Washington, DC and across the nation.

Perinatal Health in DC
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To improve perinatal health outcomes in the District, we must work to ensure that every community understands its health risks and role in improving perinatal health outcomes. The District identified seven core priorities to drive our programmatic efforts in order to achieve this overarching goal.

EVERY TEENAGE GIRL AND WOMAN

in DC is in control of her reproductive health.

EVERY PREGNANT WOMAN

receives patient-centered, high quality prenatal care beginning in the 1st trimester.

EVERY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER

has the tools and resources they need to provide quality care and manage complex social needs of women and infants.

EVERY HEALTHCARE FACILITY

providing maternal and infant care has the tools and resources to practice evidence based healthcare and to document QI/QA activities.

EVERY NEWBORN

receives high-quality neonatal care in the hospital and out-patient setting.

EVERY PARENT

has the life skills and resources needed to nurture and provide for their family.

EVERY INFANT, MOM, AND DAD

has a safe and healthy environment to thrive and receive the support they need to promote early childhood development
Awareness. Know what it takes to improve maternal and infant health.
Empower. Take charge of your health and the health of your unborn baby.
Invest. DC is ensuring the good health of each mother and the best start for each baby.
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@momhealthdc

- September 30, 2018, 4:07 pm

DC has a lot of free services to offer moms and kids! Use our resource map for more services on #DCMaternalHealth https://t.co/0098bYcDrM
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- September 29, 2018, 2:04 pm

Have you scheduled your well-woman visit? It’s a yearly checkup with your doctor to talk about your health and get… https://t.co/UWngiN3uos
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- September 28, 2018, 6:44 pm

Do you know the difference between doulas, midwives, and OBGYNs? Watch health experts discuss the differences betwe… https://t.co/OIhbiPfRKj
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- September 28, 2018, 3:54 pm

Healthy babies start with healthy mothers. Read @_DCHealth's perinatal report and find out more about infant's heal… https://t.co/0Z511yZZL6
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- September 27, 2018, 8:43 pm

What's One Key Question? Providers, just asking one question can lead to the thinking, planning, preparation, and c… https://t.co/Ppc6WSe5qg
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