Preventing Maternal Deaths: Supporting Maternal Mortality Review Committees

This funding will support agencies and organizations that coordinate and manage Maternal Mortality Review Committees (MMRCs) to identify and characterize maternal deaths for identifying prevention opportunities.

Recipients will identify pregnancy-associated deaths within one year of death; abstract

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and enter clinical and non-clinical data into a standard data system [Maternal Mortality Review Information Application (MMRIA)], conduct multidisciplinary reviews, and enter committee decisions in MMRIA within 2 years of death.

Quality assurance processes, in partnership with CDC, will be used for improving data quality, completeness, and timeliness.

Recipients and CDC will analyze data and share findings with stakeholders to inform policy and prevention strategies to reduce maternal deaths.
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control - NCCDPHP

Estimated Funding: $43,500,000


Who's Eligible



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Additional Information of Eligibility:
There are key components of MMRCs that are integral to establishing or strengthening the successful implementation of MMRC processes and program as outlined in ReviewtoAction The components below help achieve the goals of the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018, 42 U.S.C.

247b-12 (317K of the Public Health Service Act).

In order for any applicant to be responsive to this NOFO, they must submit the following: AUTHORITIES AND PROTECTIONS.

Applicants must submit evidence, by submitting copies or through reference to specific authorities, including but not necessarily limited to statutes, rules, or legislation that provides the MMRC: Authority to access clinical and non-clinical records Confidentiality protection of data collected, proceedings, and activities.

These authorities and protections are necessary to ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of MMRC activities as required by the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018, 42 U.S.C.

247b-12 (317K of the Public Health Service Act).

Evidence includes state statutes, legislation or a letter from the applicant's legal authority documenting these authorities and protections.

Applicants should include MOUs, MOAs, DUAs, and letters of support, as appropriate.

These files should be uploaded as a PDF with the application and named "Auth_Protect_MOU" to www.grants.gov VITAL RECORDS ACCESS.

The ability to annually identify pregnancy-associated deaths through the appropriate vital statistic unit is necessary as required by the Prevention Maternal Deaths Act of 2018, 42 U.S.C.

247b-12 (317K of the Public Health Service Act).

Death certificates and matching birth and fetal death certificates form the foundation for identifying pregnancy-associated deaths.

The applicant must provide evidence that they have access to identified data from these three vital records files.

Evidence includes an MOU, MOA, DUA, or Letter of Support from the vital records registrar’s office that confirms access to this data by the applicant.

Applicants should include MOUs, MOAs, DUAs, and letters of support, as appropriate.

These files should be uploaded as a PDF with the application and named “Vitals_MOU” to www.grants.gov ABILITY TO SHARE COLLECTED DATA WITH CDC.

The ability to share the data collected and reported in a format that allows for analysis by CDC is indicated by the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018, 42 U.S.C.

247b-12 (317K of the Public Health Service Act).

There are 3 core purposes of the funding opportunity which depend on recipients sharing their data with CDC: Timely identification of data quality problems Timely identification of recipient technical assistance needs Analyses of data across recipients by CDC to characterize maternal deaths and to identify opportunities for prevention Evidence of the ability to share data with CDC through MMRIA would be documentation of past experience sharing similar identified data with CDC, or a letter from the applicant’s legal authority documenting the ability of the applicant to share MMRIA data with CDC.

Applicants should include MOUs, MOAs, DUAs, and letters of support, as appropriate.

These files should be uploaded as a PDF with the application and named "Data_Share_Evid" to www.grants.gov

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Date Posted:
2019-03-05

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Archive Date:
2019-06-07



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