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The 16th Annual Delaware Healthy Mother & Infant Consortium Summit

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 theme of this year’s summit was Listening. Connecting. Inspiring Change.
The annual DHMIC Summit focuses multiple sessions on galvanizing the community to end health disparities for Black mothers, infants, and families.


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Introduction — David A. Paul, MD, DHMIC Chair and Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long



Understanding and Effectively Addressing Inequities in Health — David R. Williams PhD, MPH, Florence and Laura Norman Professor of Public Health, Chair, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology, Harvard University


Transforming and Empowering Women in Birth — Jennie Joseph, LM, CPM, Founder and President of Commonsense Childbirth Inc. and Creator of The JJ Way®


Black Maternal Awareness Resolution — Delaware Representative Melissa (Mimi) Minor-Brown


Panel Discussion: Addressing Black Maternal Health in Delaware from a Community and Provider Lens



Dr, Kitty Esterly, MD, Health Equity Champion Awards Presentation — Dr. Karyl Rattay


Postpartum Revolution — Angelina Spicer, Stand-Up Comedian and Activist (Video not available)


Closing Remarks — Dr. David Paul



Delaware Thrives! Community Voices Breakout Sessions


Room 1: Women’s Emotional Wellness – Focus on the Needs and Barriers for Hispanic and Latina Women in Delaware

Session 1
Presenters — Ada L. Gonzalez, PhD, Transformative Conversations, Adriana Viveros-Sosa, Community Health Program Coordinator, Office of Health Equity, ChristianaCare, Anne DeCaire, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness, ChristianaCare, Lourdes Santiago, Psy.D, Behavioral Health Consultant-Primary Care
Session 2
Presenters — Ada L. Gonzalez, PhD, Transformative Conversations, Adriana Viveros-Sosa, Community Health Program Coordinator, Office of Health Equity, ChristianaCare, Anne DeCaire, MSN, PMHNP-BC, Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness, ChristianaCare, Lourdes Santiago, Psy.D, Behavioral Health Consultant-Primary Care

Room 2: Be Empowered: Resources, Programs and Tools for Women

Session 1
Presenters — Lauren Covington, PhD, RN, Katie Haigh, PHDc, APRN, CNP, Doctoral Student, Jennifer Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN
Session 2
Presenters — Lauren Covington, PhD, RN, Katie Haigh, PHDc, APRN, CNP, Doctoral Student, Jennifer Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN

Room 3: Urgent Maternal Warning Signs Hope

Session 1
Presenters — Anne Pedrick, MS, Executive Director, Child Death Review Commission, Lisa Klein, Maternal Mortality Review Coordinator, Child Death Review Commission, Kim Petrella, MSN, RNC-OB Nurse Consultant, Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative
Session 2
Presenters — Anne Pedrick, MS, Executive Director, Child Death Review Commission, Lisa Klein, Maternal Mortality Review Coordinator, Child Death Review Commission, Kim Petrella, MSN, RNC-OB Nurse Consultant, Delaware Perinatal Quality Collaborative

Room 4: Healthy Women Healthy Baby Zones

Session 1
Presenters — Tina Andrews and Meera Surratte of Parent Information Center, Shamiya Gould of Breastfeeding Coalition of Delaware, Dara DuPont of Rose Hill Community Center, Dr. Doris Griffin of Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc., HMA: Brandon Bowden
Session 2
Presenters — Erin Ridout and Sue Ryan of Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Michael Casson of Delaware Multicultural and Civic Organization, Inc., Shane Darby of Black Mothers in Power, Maryra Leon and Ronaldo Tello of Hispanic American Association of Delaware, HMA: Brandon Bowden