Improving Health Outcomes for Minority Women and Their Children

Improving Health Outcomes for Minority Women and Their Children

UPDATE: October 23, 2019 is the new rescheduled date for this event. Register now!

Despite being one of the most developed nations in the world, the U.S. maternal mortality rate for women of color continues to rise.

Sonia Hassan, M.D., Wayne State University’s associate vice president for the Office of Women’s Health, will share her department’s latest breakthrough research during Wayne State’s inaugural Capital Series event: Improving Health Outcomes for Minority Women and Their Children. 

The congressional briefing is hosted by Wayne State University in conjunction with Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Special guest presenters include Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of the March of Dimes and member of the board of directors for the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute. The event will be moderated by James Williams, Jr., Wayne State’s director of Federal Affairs.

Other key members and representatives from relevant stakeholder communities have also been invited to attend. The briefing is open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Anita Estell via email at with any questions regarding this event.

Please direct media inquiries to Christalyn Solomon via email at


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. A digital ticket will be sent to your email address should you be asked to verify your registration.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please notify the organizer so the correct information is reflected on your badge.


Note- Important Transportation Information:

The Cannon House Office Building requires screening upon entry. For a list of items prohibited on U.S. Capitol Grounds click here.

Public Transportation

On the WMATA take the Orange or Blue Line to
Federal Center SW

Public Parking

DC Capitol Parking Lot
551 S Capitol St SW


A&R Parking Garage
412 First St SE
(202) 484-2228