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    PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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Texas 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 Senate Bill 495, 83rd Legislature, Regular Session, 2013,  which added  Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 34. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force. The name of the Task Force was changed to the Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee (MMMRC) by  Senate Bill 750, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019 in alignment with the federal  Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018. Later in 2019, the Texas Department of State Health Services and MMMRC program were awarded 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 2020.

Meeting Information 

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   Approved Minutes  Webcast Recording
Friday, December 8, 2022TBD   
Friday, September 2, 2022TBD  
Friday, June 3, 2022TBD   
Friday, March 4, 2022Agenda-4Mar2022In process Webcast-4March2022
Friday, December 3, 2021Agenda-3Dec2021 Minutes-3Dec2021Webcast-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

 

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 2020.

Legislative Reports

Learn more about the MMMRC

MaternalHealth@DSHS.texas.gov

Texas Department of State Health Services
Maternal & Child Health
PO Box 149347, Mail Code 1922
Austin, TX 78714-9347
512-776-7373: Phone
512-458-7658: Fax

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Last updated May 3, 2022