DSHS Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Presentations and Publications
- Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee and Department of State Health Services Joint Biennial Report, December 2022.
- Texas uses improved data to calculate more accurate maternal death count. DSHS used an enhanced method to accurately identify Texas maternal deaths in 2012 (published in Obstetrics & Gynecology, May 2018). Study results showed that Texas maternal death numbers and rates in 2012were less than half of what was previously reported. (related News Release)
- Maternal Mortality in Texas, American Journal of Perinatology, 2017. A commentary on maternal mortality in response to 2016 article in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
- Investigating Maternal Mortality in Texas, 2017. A DSHS MCH Epidemiology investigation of 2012-2015 maternal deaths focused on informing and driving prevention.
- Role of Opioid Overdoses in Confirmed Maternal Deaths, 2017. A DSHS MCH Epidemiology follow-up investigation of 2012-2015 drug overdose maternal deaths, also focused on informing and driving maternal opioid use prevention.
- Maternal Mortality in Texas: Using Precision Public Health to Improve Maternal Outcomes (with Appendix), 2017. A summary of challenges in identifying maternal death, risk factors and causes of maternal death. It shows state efforts to address maternal mortality.
- Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force and DSHS Joint Biennial Reports. Visit our legislative information page to see previous reports that show trends in maternal mortality and morbidity, findings from maternal death case reviews, and recommendations for future prevention.
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Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal and Child Health Unit
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714