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

    (512) 776-7373: Phone
    (512) 776-7658: Fax
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Texas Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee


The 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
  • Best practices and programs operating in other states that have reduced rates of pregnancy-related deaths

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

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.  

Current Members

Download the current member roster (PDF). 

Meeting Information 

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

 

 Date   Agenda   Approved Minutes  Webcast Recording
Friday, September 10, 2021 TBD    
Friday, June 4, 2021 Agenda-4June2021   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
Friday, December 6, 2019 Agenda-6Dec2019 Minutes-6Dec2019 Webcast-6Dec2019
Friday, September 20, 2019 Agenda-20Sept2019 Minutes-20Sept2019 Webcast-20Sept2019
Friday, June 21, 2019 Agenda-21Jun2019 Minutes-21June2019 Webcast-21June2019
Friday, December 14, 2018 Agenda-14Dec2018 Minutes-14Dec2018 Webcast-14Dec2018
Friday, September 14, 2018 Agenda-14Sept2018 Minutes-14Sept2018 Webcast-14Sept2018
Friday, June 15, 2018 Agenda-15Jun2018 Minutes-15Jun2018 Webcast-15Jun2018
Friday, March 23, 2018 Agenda-23March2018 Minutes-23March2018 Webcast-23March2018
Friday, December 15, 2017 Agenda-15Dec2017 Minutes-15Dec2017 Webcast-15Dec2017
Friday, September 29, 2017 Agenda-29Sept2017 Minutes-29Sept2017 Webcast-29Sept2017

 

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 August 31, 2021