Review to Action is a resource supported through a partnership between the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The goal of Review to Action is to promote the state-based maternal mortality review process as the best way to quantify and understand maternal mortality and prioritize interventions to improve maternal health. Most states in the U.S. have or are planning to implement a Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC). Review to Action provides resources to enhance the quality and comprehensiveness of their process. The objectives of Review to Action include
- Connect states with an MMRC to national-level support and their peers to build capacity to conduct maternal mortality review and translate findings into action
- Assist states without an MMRC in gathering resources, tools, and support to build political and social will to establish a committee
- Raise awareness of the critical role MMRCs play in supporting the elimination of preventable maternal deaths and promoting the health and wellness of expecting and new mothers and birthing people.
Review to Action was initially launched as a product of a larger 2016-2019 initiative, Building U.S. Capacity to Review and Prevent Maternal Deaths. This initiative was led by the CDC Foundation and was a partnership between AMCHP and CDC. The project was funded by support from Merck, through an award agreement with its Merck for Mothers program.
We are also grateful for the expertise of Dr. Melanie Rouse, Ifetayo White and Black Mamas Matter Alliance who contributed to the writing of sections of Review to Action.