Wisconsin’s Maternal Mortality Review Team (MMRT) is launching a new team member recruitment. Please share this information widely with partners who may be interested. Applications are due by January 31, 2022.
The MMRT is a multi-disciplinary group of professionals that reviews case-level (de-identified) information about deaths of Wisconsin residents that occur during pregnancy or within one year of the end of pregnancy. The purpose of the MMRT is to make recommendations on changes in systems and practices that are intended to result in prevention of future deaths.
The Maternal Mortality Review Team is committed to broad membership inclusion, embracing the idea that a diverse member representation improves the team as it reviews cases from a number of perspectives. The team seeks professional, geographic, economic, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity.
The team is specifically looking for new members that could represent the following groups, although this is not an exhaustive list: behavioral health; community advocacy; community-based doula; criminal justice and legal system; emergency medicine; Home Visiting, Healthy Start, and WIC programs; Hospitals and hospital associations; racism and discrimination experts; rural health; social work; Tribal organizations, and violence prevention.
Team members are expected to commit to a year-long membership with the opportunity to recommit annually. All MMRT members serve in a volunteer capacity and do not receive compensation. Team members are expected to attend six all-day meetings per year, currently held virtually via Zoom. It is estimated that there is an average of 8 to 10 hours of case reviews in advance of each meeting.
Read more about the current MMRT Maternal Mortality Review Team.
To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume/CV to the Maternal Mortality Review Teamby January 31, 2022. The statement of interest should answer the following questions:
- Why do you want to join the Maternal Mortality Review Team?
- What perspectives and contributions would you bring to the Maternal Mortality Review Team?
If you have any questions, please contact the MMR Program Coordinator.