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Annual Summit 2024

The 18th Annual Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium Summit

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  • Chase Center on the Riverfront
  • 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801

This year’s summit is sold out!

IMAGINE. IMPACT. INNOVATE. Driving Equity in Infant and Maternal Health.

The mission of the Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium (DHMIC) is to provide statewide leadership and coordination of efforts to prevent infant mortality and to improve the health of infants and women of childbearing age throughout Delaware.

The free annual DHMIC Summit brings together expert speakers and community leaders, and engages attendees with breakout sessions and more!

About the event


Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

Dr. Joia Crear-Perry

Advocate, Founder, and President of the National Birth Equity Collaborative

Dr. Crear-Perry is a physician, policy expert, thought leader, and advocate for transformational justice who identifies racism as a root cause of health inequities. She is a highly sought-after trainer and speaker who has been featured in national and international publications, including Essence and Ms. magazines.

Kimberly Seals Allers

Kimberly Seals Allers

Maternal Health Advocate and Founder of the Irth App

Kimberly Seals Allers is a maternal health tech founder (Irth App), an award-winning writer and author, and the host of the Birthright podcast. She’s also a maternal and infant health strategist with a bold vision to transform the experience of motherhood for all and to eradicate racial disparities in birth and breastfeeding.

Join us for a live episode of Birthright. A podcast about joy & healing in black birth.

Join us for a live episode of Birthright: A Podcast About Joy & healing in Black Birth

Our afternoon keynote speaker, Kimberly Seals Allers, will be recording a live episode of her Podcast Birthright on stage at the Summit. Join us live at 1:15 PM.

Morning Breakout Sessions

Perinatal Mental Health

Provides educational and community-based resources for providers, patients, and families to reduce stigma and empower women and families to seek help.

Substance Use Disorder: Addressing the Specific Support and Needs of Women

Discusses evidence-based strategies to help improve access to needed services and support, screenings, and connection to care and treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Continuity of Care for Well Women: Community Health Workers, Doulas, Birth Workers

Learning to empower women to advocate for themselves, while also fostering positive mental health, access to healthy food, safe environments, opportunities for physical activity, and a social support network.

Strategies to Improve Maternal and Infant Health Outcomes in Medicaid

Discusses community level data on the social determinants of support and care from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, as well as the importance of addressing individual health before pregnancy.

Panels and more

Social Determinants of Health Panel

Hear a panel discussion about Delaware’s playbook to address the social determinants of health and advance health equity in maternal and child health.

Advocacy Through Art

Graphic artist Yen Azzaro will be with us again to visually capture the themes that are presented and discussed during the Summit.

See Yen’s art from 2023

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