Brief Overview of State MMR or PAMR

In 2016, the Hawaii legislature authorized the Department of Health to conduct multidisciplinary and multiagency reviews to reduce the incidence of preventable maternal deaths. The Hawaii Maternal Mortality Review first convened in 2017. The committee has 22 members, meets semi-annually, and reviews all pregnancy-associated cases. In 2016, Hawaii had 18,053 live births (preliminary).

Joanna Reinhardt, MPH
This individual fills the role of: 
MMR/PAMR Administrative Coordinator
Scott A Harvey, MD
This individual fills the role of: 
MMR/PAMR Board or Committee Chair
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
  • Deaths of Non-residents in State (or city/county if local review)
  • State Residents (or City/County Residents if local review)
Individuals, Disciplines, and Organizations Represented on Review
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health Provider
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Social Work
  • Vital Records
  • Some members fill multiple categories
  • Community Organization/Leadership
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Chief Medical Examiner or designee
  • Also ability to call in any expertise necessary for each case.
  • Academic Institutions
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Response
  • Hospitals/Hospital Association
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Epidemiology


Hawaii MMR Overview

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