The Maternal Health Domain works in improving the quality of care among women of color in New Mexico and improving access and continuity of healthcare services for women in the perinatal period through direct programming and systems level changes. We work primarily in coordinating the state Maternal Mortality Review Committee as well as licensing of all midwives in the state.
The New Mexico Perinatal Collaborative is a nonprofit and coalition of multidisciplinary perinatal care experts dedicated to improving the health of New Mexico’s pregnant people, infants, and birthing families through the identification and sharing of best practices and resources. Their work focuses on strategies that reduce known barriers to quality improvement.
Their mission is to provide education and coalition building that increases community participation- and leadership- in health care policy and clinical care provision.
The state Maternal Health Program manages the licensing of two midwife groups in the state, the certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and the licensed midwives (LMs). Both groups have Advisory Boards that meet quarterly. In both boards there are two or three members from the consumer sector.