CLOSED: Wyoming Maternal Mortality Review Committee Support
Request for Applications (RFA)
Please read below for more information and how to apply!
About the Wyoming Maternal Mortality Review Committee
In 2019, the Wyoming Department of Health Public Health Division (WDH-PHD), Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Unit partnered with the Utah Department of Health & Human Services (UT DHHS) to apply for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funding to establish a Utah-Wyoming (UT-WY) Joint Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). Since 2023, the MCH Unit has been independently funded by the CDC to conduct the Wyoming responsibilities of the Joint UT-WY MMRC. The new five-year cycle of funding is expected to begin October 1st, 2024.
The UT-WY MMRC’s goal is to reduce maternal mortality rates in both Utah and Wyoming. The UT-WY MMRC is housed within the UT DHHS Maternal and Infant Health Program and the WDH-PHD MCH Unit, Women and Infant Health Program (WIHP). MMRC members include medical practitioners, social workers, public health nurses, toxicologists, mental health providers, community leaders, Medicaid medical directors, etc.
Maternal mortality includes deaths occurring during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy. Information about an identified case of maternal death is gathered from death and birth certificates, medical records, autopsy reports, and other pertinent sources of information. Records are abstracted by a trained abstractor, and de-identified case summaries are presented to and reviewed by the MMRC.
This review process is intended to be educational and prevention-oriented. The goals of the committee’s reviews and associated maternal mortality work are to:
● Identify trends and risk factors for pregnancy-related deaths in Utah and Wyoming
● Identify preventable risk factors
● Develop recommendations or strategies for prevention or intervention.
Information about the Application
The MCH Unit seeks applications from organizations capable of supporting the Wyoming Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) in abstraction, family interviewing, and the development and maintenance of a Community Action Team. Applicant(s) may apply to conduct all services or only apply for a single option. The MCH Unit may issue more than one grant award under this RFA. If more than one award is made, selected applicants should expect to collaborate as necessary or relevant to ensure all services are satisfactorily met
CLOSED: The Application Process
The RFA opens January 2, 2024 and will close February 23, 2024.Once you complete your application, submit your document to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 23, 2024 at 5 pm MST.
Applications will first be scored and those that score highest will move to the interview phase. Interviews will take place the week of March 18, 2024.
Key Dates for the Application are listed below. To download the application, please click the button below.
Important Dates for the RFA
|January 2, 2024
|February 23, 2024 at 5:00 PM MST
|March 8, 2024 at 5:00 PM MST
|Applicant Interviews (for those who progress past scoring)
|Week of March 18, 2024
|Tentative Award Date
|April 1, 2024
|Tentative Work Begins
|October 1, 2024
If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQ or have problems with the application, please email them to email@example.com.