With the connection between maternal mortality and infant mortality, it is important for Healthy Start grantees to join efforts to support translating data into population-based action, through engaging with their state maternal mortality review committees (MMRCs). MMRCs craft recommendations deliberating the causes, critical factors, and preventability of individual maternal deaths.
This webinar will provide an overview of the purpose and goals of maternal mortality review committees, their purpose and how Healthy Start grantees can get involved. Julie Zaharatos, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the MMRC overview and Ms. Lo Berry, President and CEO with REACHUP, a Healthy Start Grantee in Florida, will share her experience joining the Florida MMRC and how she’s leveraged this engagement to support her Healthy Start work and beyond. Resources and references will be shared.
Recommended Audience: All Healthy Start Grantees are encouraged to attend
- We recommend that grantees who are currently on their MMRC attend and consider sharing their experience and examples
- We also recommend grantees that are engaged with their Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committees attend
- We also recommend grantees who have not yet contacted their State about joining their MMRC attend