House Bill 1518, enacted by the 2018 Maryland General Assembly, established a Maternal Mortality Review Stakeholder Group to meet at least twice a year, to review the findings and recommendations in the annual Maternal Mortality Review Report. This group includes representatives of the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities; the Maryland Patient Safety Center; the Maryland Healthy Start Program; women’s health advocacy organizations; community organizations engaged in maternal health and family support issues; families that have experienced a maternal death; local health departments; and providers of maternal health services.
The MMR Stakeholder Group is charged with examining issues resulting in disparities in maternal deaths, reviewing the status of implementation of previous recommendations, and identifying new recommendations with a focus on initiatives to address disparities in maternal deaths. The MMR Stakeholder Group met for the first time on March 25, 2019. Meetings of the MMR Stakeholder Group are open to the public. Dates for upcoming meetings as well as meeting agendas and minutes are available at the link to the right.