With support of Merck for Mothers, AMCHP launched a three year initiative in 2012 to help states strengthen maternal mortality surveillance systems and use the data from these systems to implement population-based strategies to prevent maternal death and improve maternal health outcomes.
The Every Mother Initiative has so far engaged 12 states: six participating in each of two, 15-month learning communities. At AMCHP, we call these learning communities, Action Learning Collaboratives (ALC). The Every Mother ALC aimed to strenthen existing maternal mortality review programs in participating states and facilitate data translation activities. Core activities have included in-person and virtual technical assistance, peer to peer learning across teams via calls and site visits, and funding to implement maternal mortality review committee recommendations.
Through the Every Mother Initiative, it is AMCHP’s goal to support all states and territories in developing the capacity for strong maternal mortality surveillance systems and use data to change programs and policies at all levels to eliminate preventable maternal death.
Archived Application Information
States, territories or urban centers who had identified Maternal Mortality Review (MMR) committee members and who reviewed maternal deaths on a regular basis were eligible to apply to the Every Mother Initiative ALC.
Andria Cornell, MSPH
Senior Program Manager, Women’s Health