Maternal Mortality Review Committee
The New Mexico Maternal Mortality Review Committee first convened in 2018. The committee has a maximum of 30 members and reviews all pregnancy-associated deaths (all deaths that occur during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy, due to any cause). Our mission is 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 prevent these deaths.
New Mexico MMRC Scope, Mission, and Vision
To review all NM pregnancy-associated deaths occurring during pregnancy or up to 365 days, regardless of cause.
The mission of the New Mexico Maternal Mortality Review Committee is 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 prevent these deaths.
To advance the safety and well-being of pregnant and postpartum individuals in New Mexico by reducing deaths from preventable causes
New Mexico Department of Health receives funding and technical assistance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the ERASE-MM Grant (Enhancing reviews and surveillance to eliminate maternal mortality), 2019-2024.
DOH administrative co-chair (interim)
William “Mac” Bowen
Micaela Lara Cadena
Maymangwa Flying Earth
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Available in English and Spanish
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
The best source of data on mothers and babies. The New Mexico Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (NM PRAMS) surveys new mothers to improve maternal and infant health.
Related Pages and Resources
Vital Signs: Press Release – Pregnancy-related deaths happen before, during, and up to a year after delivery [English]
Vital Signs: Press Release – Las muertes relacionadas con el embarazo ocurren antes, durante y hasta un año después del parto [Spanish]
Vital Signs: Pregnancy-Related Deaths, United States, 2011–2015, and Strategies for Prevention, 13 States, 2013–2017, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
CDC Grand Rounds: Meeting the Challenges of Measuring and Preventing Maternal Mortality in the United States
Abigail Reese, PhD, CNM
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