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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 National Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Washington Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This year’s 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 National 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

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

Thrive by Five DC, launched by Mayor Muriel Bowser, works to ensure that every family in the District is knowledgeable of and connected to programs and resources, ranging from maternal health to early childhood supports, needed not only to survive but to thrive. This year’s Summit is convened by Thrive by Five with support from Office of the State Superintendent for Education. For questions regarding the Summit, please contact thrivebyfive@dc.gov

Twitter

@momhealthdc

- September 19, 2019, 2:01 am

.@MayorBowser’s National Maternal & Infant Health Summit served as a rallying cry to health experts, policy makers,… https://t.co/EzMbRtQQJD
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@momhealthdc

- September 18, 2019, 11:50 pm

We loved the sense of community at this year’s summit and want to keep DC parents connected. Take a minute to shar… https://t.co/hSbgeGWasE
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@momhealthdc

- September 18, 2019, 7:57 pm

RT @DC_MOFMB: It was great to join @DCMOWPI for this discussion. We’re doing our best to #Flipthescript with every conversation! https://t.
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@momhealthdc

- September 18, 2019, 7:57 pm

RT @thrivebyfiveDC: Unable to attend this year's National Maternal & Infant Health Summit? You're in luck! All of the main stage conversati…
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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.

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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.