The Thrive by Five Coordinating Council works to measure progress of District and community-level initiatives focused on improving maternal and infant health outcomes and promoting healthy child development from birth to age five.
There are 17 public members appointed by the Mayor for a period of two years, in addition to organizational and governmental representatives.
Through mayoral order, 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).
The following government agencies are represented on the Thrive by Five Coordinating Council: Child & Family Services Agency, DC Health, DC Public Charter School Board, DC Public Library, Department of Behavioral Health, Department of Employment Services, Department of Human Services, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, and Office of the State Superintendent of Education.