The Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee (KMMRC) first convened in 2018. The committee has 41 members, meets 4 times per year, and reviews about 24 cases per year. In 2018, Kansas had 36,268 live births and 3 pregnancy-related deaths and 17 Pregnancy associated deaths. Our 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.
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Behavioral Health Agencies
Community-Based Doula Program
Healthy Start Agencies
Private and Public Insurers
Professional Assoc. State Chapters
State Medicaid Agency
State Title V Program
Violence Prevention Agencies
Community Birth Workers
Maternal Fetal Medicine/Perinatology
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mental Health Provider
Kansas Success Story: Using Action Alerts to Encourage Seatbelt Usage for Pregnant Women
The Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee (KMMRC) released an action alert in December 2019 to encourage seat belt usage of women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. The action alert encouraged providers to discuss seat belt usage to pregnant women and to educate them on the importance of seat belts. Along with the action alert, a flyer and poster were created.
Kansas Success Story: Quality Improvement Initiative for the Postpartum Period
Through recommendations made by the Kansas Maternal Mortality Review Committee (KMMRC), the Kansas Perinatal Quality Collaborative (KPQC) elected to implement a maternal health quality improvement initiative beginning in 2021. The Fourth Trimester Initiative will focus on the postpartum period (through one year after delivery) of the mother to improve attendance to the postpartum visit, utilization of obstetric best practice models, appropriate screening and timely referral to services, and improved communication and collaboration among providers to improve quality of care and promote referrals/connections when indicated.