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Mayor's Thrive by Five Coordinating Council

Total public members:                 17           

Method of Appointment:            Appointed by the Mayor 

Length of Appointment:              2 years

Residency:                                    Community members must be DC Residents

 

Description:

The purpose of the Mayor's Thrive by Five Coordinating Council is to drive progress on initiatives that improve outcomes for mothers and infants and children from birth to age five (5) in the District.

The Council shall:

  • Track and report on the progress and outcomes of District and community programs and initiatives focused on improving the outcomes of maternal and infant (perinatal) health and healthy child development from birth to age five (5).
  • Make recommendations to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services regarding programs, policies, and initiatives to connect families and individuals to resources to support maternal and child (perinatal) health, behavioral health, and early education.
  • Make recommendations to the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services regarding coordination, consolidation, streamlining, and alignment of the plans, policies, programs, and services, related to or responsible for improving outcomes for infants and children from birth to
    age five (5).
  • Identify gaps and opportunities for additional programs, initiatives, and services, to improve outcomes for infants and children from birth to age five (5).

Commission Membership:

Eight (8) Community Members:

  • One (1) parent from each ward of the District, including:
    • One (1) parent who has a child who is currently or has previously been enrolled in school with an individualized education plan;
    • One (1) parent who has a child who is currently or has previously been enrolled in school with an individualized healthcare plan;
    • One (1) parent who has experience with the Child and Family Services Agency; and
    • One ( 1) parent who has past experience with District entitlement programs that serve infants and children from birth to age five (5).

Organizational Members:

  • An administrator, director, or leader of a District-based child care organization serving infants and children from birth to age five (5).
  • The chair of the State Early Childhood Development Coordinating Council, or her or his designee.
  • The Chair of the Home Visiting Council, or a member of the Home Visiting Council designated by the Chair of the Home Visiting Council.
  • A representative of a place-based organization serving children from birth to age five (5) in Ward 7 or Ward 8.
  • The chair of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, or a member of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics with experience and interest in issues addressed by the Council designated by the chair of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • A representative of the District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians with experience and interest in issues addressed by the Council.
  • A representative of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology with experience and interest in issues addressed by the Council who resides or practices in the District of Columbia.
  • The Executive Director of DC Action for Children, or a board member, officer, or employee of DC Action for Children with experience and interest in issues addressed by the Council designated by the Executive Director of DC Action for Children.
  • The Executive Director of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, or a board member, officer, or employee of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy with experience and interest in issues addressed by the Council designated by the Executive Director of the DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

 

 

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