In 2019, the Utah Department of Health and the Wyoming Department of Health partnered on a successful cross-state application for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) funding. The funding established a cross-state maternal mortality review committee in 2020, with the first Wyoming maternal deaths reviewed in 2021. Wyoming representatives attend quarterly committee meetings to review maternal deaths from Utah and Wyoming. The committee reviews all pregnancy associated deaths. In 2021, eight Wyoming maternal deaths were reviewed.
The CDC defines a MMRC as a multidisciplinary committee that convenes at the state level to comprehensively review deaths of women during or within a year of pregnancy. This committee uses clinical and non-clinical information to better understand the woman’s death and generate recommendations for action to prevent similar deaths in the future.
To learn more about the Utah Perinatal/Maternal Mortality Review Committee, click here.
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