The New Mexico Maternal Mortality Review Committee first convened in 2018. The committee has a maximum of 25 members, meets quarterly, and reviews all pregnancy-associated deaths (all deaths of women while pregnant or within one year of the end of pregnancy, due to any cause). In 2018, New Mexico had 23,038 resident live births and 5 pregnancy related deaths. Our mission is to to identify and review maternal deaths caused by pregnancy complications and other factors, to identify remediable problems contributing to maternal deaths, and to develop interventions to reduce these deaths. Our vision is to advance the safety and well-being of pregnant women in New Mexico by reducing deaths from preventable causes. Our goals are:
- Conduct a thorough record abstraction, in order to obtain details of events and issues leading up to the terminal event.
- Perform a multidisciplinary review of cases to gain a holistic understanding of the issues.
- Determine the annual number of maternal deaths related to pregnancy (pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated mortality).
- Identify trends and risk factors among pregnancy-related deaths in New Mexico.
- Recommend improvements to care at the individual, provider, and system levels with the potential for reducing or preventing future events.
- Prioritize findings and establish recommendations for reducing maternal deaths.
- Partner with the New Mexico stakeholders, to assist in developing and implementing statewide strategies to reduce maternal mortality.
- Develop actionable strategies for prevention and intervention.
- Disseminate the findings and recommendations to a broad array of individuals and organizations.
- Promote the translation of findings and recommendations into quality improvement actions at all levels.
- Promote the reduction in health inequities and disparities by examining the influence of racism and discrimination as contributing factors to maternal deaths and providing recommendations related to these factors.
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Behavioral Health Agencies
Community-Based Doula Program
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Professional Assoc. State Chapters
Rural Health Associations
State Medical Society
Violence Prevention Agencies
Community Birth Workers
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Perinatology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mental Health Provider