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Mayor Bowser to Host DC’s First Maternal and Infant Health Summit

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Convening of Health Experts, Policy Makers and Community Members Will Discuss the High Rates of Maternal Mortality Experienced by People of Color and Steps Forward Towards Solutions

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Wednesday, September 12, at 9 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser will host DC’s First Maternal and Infant Health Summit. Mayor Bowser is bringing together a vibrant list of speakers and leaders to address a community audience and develop an agenda that tackles the disproportionally high rates of maternal mortality experienced by people of color – in both Washington, DC and across the nation.

Leading the conversations for the day-long convening: Valerie Jarrett, Cathy Hughes, Mayors Karen Freeman-Wilson (Gary, IN), Catherine Pugh (Baltimore, MD), Lovely A. Warren (Rochester, NY), Karen Weaver (Flint, MI), among others.

The summit, which is free and open to the public, is an opportunity for elected officials, health experts, and DC residents to have a focused conversation regarding perinatal health and racial disparities in birth outcomes. The event will feature panel discussions and a luncheon to articulate and share the best infant and maternal health practices.

To learn more and to RSVP for Mayor Bowser’s Maternal and Infant Health Summit, visit dcmaternalhealth.com.

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Valerie B. Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor, Obama Administration
Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairperson, Urban One, Inc.
Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt, Director, DC Department of Health
Leading Mayors
Public Health Leaders
DC Moms, Families, and Members of the Public

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 12, at 9 am

WHERE:

Washington Convention Center – Ballroom B & C
801 Mt Vernon Place, NW
*Closest Metro: Mt Vernon Square 7th St-Convention Center Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected] To view the event online, visit mayor.dc.gov/live or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).