Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee

The Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) is a 17-member multidisciplinary committee. Chapter 34, Texas Health and Safety Code, directs the MMMRC to study and review: 

  • Cases of pregnancy-related deaths; 
  • Trends, rates, or disparities in pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity; 
  • Health conditions and factors that disproportionately affect the most at-risk populations; and 
  • Best practices and programs operating in other states that have reduced rates of deaths related to pregnancy. 

Through this process, the MMMRC develops recommendations to help reduce the incidence of preventable pregnancy-related deaths and severe maternal morbidity in the state. 

Download the current member roster (PDF).  

Background and Purpose

The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force was created by the 2013 Senate Bill 495, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session which added Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 34. The name of the Task Force was changed to the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) by 2019 Senate Bill 750, 86th Legislature, Regular Session in alignment with the federal Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018. Later in 2019, the Texas Department of State Health Services and MMMRC were awarded a Center for Disease Control and Prevention funding for the for the Enhancing Reviews and Surveillance to Eliminate Maternal Mortality (ERASE MM) Program.   

Subcommittee on Maternal Health Disparities 

In December 2018, the MMMRC established the Subcommittee on Maternal Health Disparities to further investigate factors contributing to disparities in maternal mortality. More information on the Subcommittee on Maternal Health Disparities and its activities can be found in the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee and Department of State Health Services Joint Biennial Report, December 2022. 

Meetings

Below are the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) public meeting dates, agenda, approved minutes, and webcast links. The first public meeting of the MMMRC was held on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. DSHS posts meeting dates. agenda, approved meeting minutes, and webcasts when they become available.

Date

Agenda

Approval Minutes

Webcast Recording

Friday, December 9, 2022

Agenda-9Dec2022

 

Webcast-9Dec2022

Friday, September 2, 2022

Agenda-2Sept2022

 

Webcast-2Sept2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Agenda-3June2022

 

Webcast-3June2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

Agenda-4Mar2022

In process 

Webcast-4March2022

Friday, December 3, 2021

Agenda-3Dec2021

Minutes-3Dec2021

Webcast-3Dec2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Closed meeting

Closed meeting

Closed meeting

Friday, June 4, 2021

Agenda-4June2021

Minutes-4Jun2021

Webcast-4June2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Agenda-5Mar2021

Minutes-5Mar2021

Webcast-5Mar2021

Friday, December 11, 2020

Agenda-11Dec2020

Minutes-11Dec2020

Webcast-11Dec2020

Friday, September 18, 2020

Agenda-18Sept2020

Minutes-18Sept2020

Webcast-18Sept2020

Friday, March 6, 2020

Agenda-6Mar2020

Minutes-6Mar2020

Webcast-6Mar2020