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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 National Maternal and Infant Health Summit offers the opportunity to building on the growing public awareness and interest in perinatal health and wellness. With a focus on the District’s investments in the health of women, babies, and families, the Summit brings together DC residents, elected officials, health and education officials, and community-based partners to collaborate and explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.
Woman holding and kissing baby

The Summit

Woman holding and kissing baby
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s National Maternal and Infant Health Summit offers the opportunity to building on the growing public awareness and interest in perinatal health and wellness. With a focus on the District’s investments in the health of women, babies, and families, the Summit brings together DC residents, elected officials, health and education officials, and community-based partners to collaborate and explore strategies to improve perinatal health and address racial disparities in birth outcomes.

Our City’s Commitment to Maternal Health and Early Childhood Development

To demonstrate the District’s commitment, not only to maternal health, but also to early child development and education, Mayor Bowser launched Thrive by Five DC— DC’s first comprehensive childhood health and early learning initiative. Thrive by Five’s primary goals include collaboration and coordination on existing efforts to address perinatal health and wellness and early childhood development and education.

DC Health Strategy to Improve Perinatal Health Outcomes

District of Columbia’s Early Childhood System Approach to Child Health, Development, Education and Well-Being

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- January 17, 2020, 6:39 am

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- January 16, 2020, 7:04 pm

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- January 16, 2020, 4:02 pm

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- January 16, 2020, 12:30 am

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- January 15, 2020, 6:12 pm

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This project was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0045, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Mayor's association logo
DC Health logo
Mayor's office logo

This project was supported by the Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five Initiative (PDG B-5), Grant Number 90TP0045, from the Office of Child Care, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.