The Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s vision is to eliminate preventable maternal deaths in Indiana.
The mission is to increase awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy-related death and to promote change among individuals, communities, and healthcare systems in order to reduce the number of deaths. The mission of the Indiana Maternal Mortality Review Committee is to identify pregnancy-associated deaths, review those caused by pregnancy complications and other associated causes, and identify problems contributing to these deaths and recommend interventions that may reduce these deaths.
The Maternal Mortality Review Committee is a multidisciplinary committee whose geographically diverse members represent various specialties, facilities, and systems that interact with and impact maternal health. To date, We have appointed all MMRC members and they were selected based on required specialties from a number of diverse areas, including Obstetrics, Maternal-fetal Medicine, Family Medicine, Social work, Substance Abuse Specialist, Public Health Nursing, Midwifery, Anesthesiology, Mental Health, Epidemiology, Cardiology, and Pathology. We have also identified that some cases will require specialties not listed specifically in the legislation. In such cases, the team will invite a professional with the needed specialty as required by the individual case.
For questions, please contact:
KOLAWOLE ALE, MPH
Maternal Mortality Review Coordinator/ Epidemiologist
Fatality Review and Prevention Division
Indiana State Department of Health