MMRP Across Washington

MMRP Across Washington - Listening to the voices of communities most impacted by maternal mortality

Creating solutions together - local and regional strategies to reduce maternal mortality

In response to the 2023 MMRP Report to the Legislature, the Washington State Department of Health received input from regional and community partner groups. Feedback on the report findings included ideas for reducing risks and preventing maternal mortality in communities directly affected by these outcomes.

Action Development Project - 2024

We invite you to participate in the current phase of this community-partnered work. If you would like to find out more, please complete the interest form. In-person convenings are being planned for three regions of the state to be held July through September 2024.

Register to attend!

Southeast WA  |  Richland  |  Friday, July 19, 2024
English MMRP Across Washington Regional Convening Flyer

Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Dr., Richland, WA  99352
(free parking on site)

11:30am-12:00pm (optional) Lunch & Networking
12:00-2:00pm Convening

Spanish MMRP Across WA Regional Convening Flyer
Click the flyer to the left to see the pdf in Spanish
Click the flyer above to see the pdf in English



Northeast WA  |  Colville  |  August 2024 (date tbd)

More information to come

Northwest WA  |  Olympic Peninsula  |  Port Angeles  |  September 16, 2024

More information to come


Click video links below to hear voices of community members at the MMRP Across Washington 2023 listening sessions.

July 20, 2023 - Bremerton

screenshot from Bremerton convening recording.



June 28, 2023 - Vancouver

screenshot from Yakima convening recording.



June 13, 2023 - Seattle

screenshot from Seattle convening recording.



May 30, 2023 - Spokane

screenshot from Spokane convening recording.



 May 1, 2023 - Yakima

screenshot from Yakima convening recording.


Meet our team

  • Ian Bennett MD, PhD – MMRP ECHO Project Director, Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington
  • Dinah Aldrich – Project Manager, Family Medicine-Research
  • Mindy Vredevoogd, MS – Research Scientist, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Tess Grover – Project Coordinator, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • Patience Jaman, MD – MPH Student, Global Health

2023 listening sessions

The 2023 MMRP Across Washington listening sessions were a series of regional meetings in Washington State. Staff from local host sites, along with University of Washington Family Medicine and Washington Department of Health presenters convened two-hour discussions with community members providing information and --most powerfully-- listening to the voices of communities most impacted by maternal mortality.

Bremerton | Kitsap Maternal Infant Health Forum | July 20, 2023
maternal infant


Community Voices


Summary Report

Forum on health disparities experienced by birthing people and infants in Kitsap County. Presented by KPHD, VMFH, and Kitsap County.

Location: Marvin Williams Recreation Center, 725 Park Avenue, Bremerton

Vancouver | Three Creeks Community Library | June 28, 2023
MMRP Across WA-Vancouver






Community Voices



Lacey Rose Miller, DNP, CNS, APRN, RNC-OB, C-EFM | The Nurses Miller, PLLC

Location: Three Creeks Community Library (Salmon Creek)

Seattle | Native Maternal Mortality Community Town Hall | June 13, 2023
Native Maternal Mortality Town Hall


Hummingbird Indigenous Family Services

Location: Daybreak Star Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way,

SeaTac | OB COAP Annual Meeting | June 8, 2023









  • Kristin Sitcov, Executive Director Clinical Programs, Foundation for Health Care Quality
  • Carl Olden MD, FAAFP, Chair, OB COAP Management Committee

This session was presented as part of the Obstetrical Care Outcomes Assessment Program (OB COAP) annual meeting. 

Spokane | May 30, 2023
MMRP Across WA-Spokane









  • Vicki Birkeland, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, MultiCare INW Regional Director, Women's Services
  • Rumyana Kudeva, DSW, LICSW, Spokane Regional Health District

Location: Spokane Public Library, Central, 906 W. Main Ave., Spokane

Yakima | May 1, 2023
MMRP Across WA-Yakima







Carl Olden MD, FAAFP

Location: MultiCare Yakima Memorial, 2811 Tieton Dr., Yakima