The ADHS Maternal Mortality Review Program was recently recognized at the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application User Meeting hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA in June, 2019. The team was recognized for their integral role in conducting maternal mortality reviews in Arizona and for providing data to a recently published national report on maternal deaths, Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011–2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013–2017. You can access the latest national report on maternal deaths from the CDC here.
The Arizona Revised Statute was amended in April 2011 to establish the Arizona Maternal Mortality Review Committee as a subcommittee to the Child Fatality Review Program. Since its establishment in July 2012, the subcommittee has been reviewing all identified maternal deaths in the State. The committee is a multidisciplinary team of volunteers that includes clinicians from urban and rural health centers, public health professionals, and community service providers. The team meets monthly to review maternal deaths in order to identify preventative factors and provide actionable recommendations.