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Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR

Louisiana’s Pregnancy Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) Committee convened in 2010. The state has reviewed maternal deaths in some capacity, however, since 1992. The current committee has about 30 rotating members, meets quarterly, and reviews all pregnancy-associated and related cases. From 2013 to 2015, Louisiana had 191,832 live births and 198 pregnancy-associated or pregnancy-related deaths. The goal of the Louisiana PAMR is to identify and review all pregnancy-associated and related deaths in Louisiana to develop effective interventions to reduce maternal mortality.

Primary
Name: 
Robin Gruenfeld
Credentials: 
MPH
Title: 
State Maternal and Child Health Coordinator
Phone: 
504-568-2642
Affiliation: 
Bureau of Family Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health
Secondary
Name: 
Jia Benno
Title: 
Mortality Surveillance Epidemiologist
Affiliation: 
Bureau of Family Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health
This individual fills the role of: 
Epidemiologist
Primary
Name: 
Rosaria Trichilo
Title: 
State Maternal and Child Health Coordinator
Affiliation: 
Bureau of Family Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health
This individual fills the role of: 
MMR/PAMR Administrative Coordinator
Scope of Cases Reviewed
  • All pregnancy-associated deaths (All deaths of women while pregnant or within one year of the end of pregnancy, due to any cause)
Location of Deaths Reviewed by Committee
  • State Residents (or City/County Residents if local review)
Individuals, Disciplines, and Organizations Represented on Review
  • Perinatal Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Violence Prevention Agency
  • State Title V Program
  • Home Visiting
  • Healthy Start Agencies
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program Staff

RESOURCES

Louisiana PAMR 2008 Report

Source: 
Bureau of Family Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health
Year of publication or last update: 
2012
The 2008 report of the Louisiana Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. This is the most recent report. Plans for an updated report are underway.