The Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review Team (MMRT) collects and reviews case-level information about all maternal deaths among Wisconsin residents for the purpose of making recommendations to the Department of Health Services and its partners on changes in systems and practice that may result in the prevention of future Wisconsin maternal deaths.
The Wisconsin MMRT was established by the Wisconsin Division of Public Health and the Wisconsin Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1997. Prior to 1997, cases of maternal mortality were reviewed by a committee of the Wisconsin Medical Society. Currently, the MMRT is supported through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention ERASE MM Grant, CDC Foundation Rapid Maternal Overdose Review (RMOR) Grant, and the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant administered by the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Wisconsin MMRT is currently reviewing deaths from 2021. There were 60,594 live births in 2020.
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Community-Based Doula Program
Federally Qualified Health Centers
Professional Assoc. State Chapters
Rural Health Associations
State Medicaid Agency
State Title V Program
Community Birth Workers
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Perinatology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mental Health Provider
Public Health Nursing
Wisconsin Success Story: Findings Prompt MMR Program to Write COVID-19 Vaccination Health Alert (Apr 2022)
In partnership with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) leadership, the Wisconsin Maternal Mortality Review (MMR) program helped to write and release a Health Alert through the DHS Health Alert Network (HAN) to encourage urgent efforts to intensify COVID-19 vaccine education and to accelerate primary vaccination and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future.
Maternal Mortality Review Team.