Review to Action is a resource developed by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) in partnership with the CDC Foundation and the CDC Division of Reproductive Health. Review to Action is a product of a larger initiative entitled, Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths led by the CDC Foundation that also includes the Maternal Mortality Review Information Application, or MMRIA. This joint effort launched in January 2016. The project is supported by funding from Merck, through an award agreement with its Merck for Mothers program.
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The pregnancy-related mortality ratio in the U.S. has steadily increased in recent decades, and an estimated 700 women die of pregnancy-related causes each year. The goal of Review to Action is to promote the state-based maternal mortality review process as the gold standard for maternal mortality surveillance and intervening in pregnancy-related death. Only approximately half the states in the U.S. have a maternal mortality review committee (MMRC) in place. Those that do are continually looking to enhance the quality and comprehensiveness of their process and their capacity to implement findings from the committee.
The objectives of Review to Action include:
In addition to access to innovative resources and making connections with colleagues in other states, on the Review to Action website, users can gain access to a expertise and technical assistance from the Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths project team and related partners. Individuals affiliated with a MMRC can sign up for the Discussion Board, a private space for representatives of MMRCs to ask questions of one another and interact with subject matter experts. Also at any time, one-on-one technical assistance is available from the project team. This technical assistance is especially recommended for stakeholders interested in starting a MMRC. Simply email us here to reach the teams at AMCHP and CDC (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com).