State partners are convening a new Maternal Health Task Force to improve the health of pregnant and postpartum people in Colorado, and are looking to bring a variety of perspectives and expertise from across the state to join the task force. The Health Resources & Services Administration recently granted the state of Colorado a $5 million grant through the State Maternal Health Innovation & Data Capacity Program. One activity of this grant is to establish the task force, convened by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative (CPCQC). The task force will consist of up to 50 members dedicated to preventing maternal mortality and morbidity. The taskforce will represent a broad range of diversity and representation across Colorado, professionally, geographically, and demographically. The group will be composed of community members, clinical providers including midwives and doulas, hospitals, insurers/payers, tribes/tribal organizations, researchers, and community-led organizations. The charge of the task force is to guide the implementation of evidence-informed interventions to address critical gaps in the state provision of maternity care services.
Learn more about the Task Force and apply by November 23. If you have questions, contact Preventmaternalmortality@state.co.us.