February 1, 2012

Ruth Lubic CNM, EdD,is a nurse midwife and applied anthropologist, MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, and founder of the  DC Birth Center at the DC Developing Families Center.  FHBC/DFC’  is located in the lower-income northeast quadrant of the District of Columbia and consists of a birth center, a case management and social support organization and an early childhood development center. This low-income area in the District of Columbia has high rates of infant and maternal mortality. FHBC/DFC’s core principle is treating women and their families—regardless of race, class or background—as fellow human beings.

They now have a hip hop song produced to shout -out to the world that this health care model works. Recently released, New Dawn for Ruth Lubic is directed by Chad Harper, shot and edited by Johwell St-Cilien for Negusworld film. Chad Harper is the founder and CEO of Hip Hop Saves Lives, a New York nonprofit that writes and sells songs to raise money for clean drinking water in Africa and Haiti.