About the DHMIC Annual 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 women of childbearing age and infants throughout Delaware.

The 2019 Annual Summit brings together community leaders, health care providers and elected officials to work together on bold, statewide health goals. This year’s theme is Raising Our Voices, Strengthening Our Communities: Advocating for Healthy Women, Men, Babies & Families. Learn firsthand about the progress that is being made, the challenges yet to be overcome and to interact with national thought leaders and local action takers. The 2019 Dr. Kitty Esterly Community Health Champion Award nominations are now closed.


The full-day Annual Summit is an opportunity for you to be a part of helping women, infants and families in Delaware to thrive. The 2019 Annual Summit will be held on April 9, 2019 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE. Registration is now closed.


About The Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium

The Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium (DHMIC) helps ensure the effective implementation of the recommendations set forth by the DE Infant Mortality Task Force (IMTF). DHMIC’s work is organized through five standing committees, comprising membership from partner organizations, health care providers and other stakeholders.

  • The Data and Science Committee focuses on establishing and leading a research agenda.
  • The Standards of Care Committee focuses on identifying and promoting standards that define quality healthcare and social service delivery.
  • The Health Equity Committee focuses on reducing racial, ethnic and other disparities in birth outcomes by lowering barriers to care and promoting healthy community environments.
  • The Education & Prevention Committee focuses on services targeting high-risk populations, and programs promoting positive health behaviors, such as reproductive life planning, and safe sleep.

DHMIC’s progress has been marked by a reduction in Delaware’s infant mortality rate and in its prematurity rate, as well as the growth of many key vital programs for the health of mothers and infants. Employing the life course model, DHMIC is integrating an approach that addresses the individual, family, provider and system levels of care and wellbeing.