Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Colorado Maternal Mortality Review Committee (MMRC) is a statewide review committee that reviews all deaths of all Coloradans who die while pregnant, or up to 1 year from the end of a pregnancy. The MMRC comprises a group of health care providers, public health professionals, and people with lived experience. The group includes expertise in: 

  • obstetrics/gynecology
  • maternal-fetal medicine
  • midwifery
  • nursing
  • anesthesiology
  • addiction medicine
  • forensic pathology
  • psychology
  • psychiatry
  • mental and behavioral health care
  • substance misuse
  • doula care
  • patient advocacy
  • rural health
  • social work
  • violence prevention
  • public health

The MMRC reviews a variety of records, including: 

  • health records
  • autopsies
  • toxicology reports
  • policy reports
  • behavioral health and social services records
  • family interviews
  • social media

This information is used to create a de-identified case summary that has all personally identifiable information and protected health information removed. 

De-identified case summaries are reviewed by the MMRC to:

  • Determine the annual number of maternal deaths in Colorado.
  • Determine whether the death was related to the pregnancy.
  • Discuss whether the death could have been prevented and if so, how it could have been prevented.
  • Identify trends and factors that might contribute to maternal deaths.
  • Recommend strategies that reduce and stop future deaths.
  • Recommend strategies to achieve equity in maternal health outcomes. 

Maternal mortality data is currently available through 2021.

Learn more about maternal mortality interviews

Learn more about maternal mortality in Colorado and the United States

MMRC membership

Membership application is currently closed. If you are interested in joining the committee, please join our mailing list for the latest updates.

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