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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

On Tuesday, September 10, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host the 2nd Annual Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This second summit will be an opportunity for elected officials, health officials and DC residents to explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

Featuring panel discussions and a luncheon focused on best infant and maternal health practices, this summit will further 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.

Woman holding and kissing baby

The Summit

Woman holding and kissing baby

On Tuesday, September 10, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host the Second Annual Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This second summit will be an opportunity for elected officials, health officials and DC residents to explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

Featuring panel discussions and a luncheon focused on best infant and maternal health practices, this summit will further 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

- June 3, 2019, 4:42 pm

It’s @MayorBowser’s #MaternalMondays! Join us at 4pm on the @MomHealthDC Facebook page for a intimate conversation… https://t.co/iF7Wa08gq8
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- May 6, 2019, 8:02 pm

It’s #MaternalMondays and we are excited to kick off May with DC Moms celebrating motherhood in the District. Tune… https://t.co/iDfysk5bsS
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- April 26, 2019, 3:02 pm

RT @DCMOWPI: The #PinkTax Tour with @SmallBizDC continues in Ward 6! DC understands that menstrual hygiene products are basic necessities…
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- April 15, 2019, 3:10 pm

RT @DCMOWPI: “It would be nice to recognize that women shouldn’t be treated differently because they take time to bring life into this worl…
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- April 11, 2019, 4:23 pm

RT @MayorBowser: Black Maternal Health Week reinforces our commitment to ensuring black women in the District have equal access to high-qua…
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