The West Steps: Behind the scenes in investigating maternal deaths

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: August 30, 2019

What happens after a bill becomes a law? In the case of the Maternal Mortality Review Committee legislation, a whole lot. Shivani Bhatia, Maternal Health Coordinator for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, joins us to reveal all the gears set in motion in the past few months to reduce maternal mortality in Colorado. To learn more about our maternal mortality prevention program and to access data reports, see CDPHE website here. Access materials from their public awareness campaign in English and Spanish, and learn more about the campaign here. Learn about statewide collaboration to address maternal mental health here. Folks who are interested in receiving information about upcoming maternal mortality prevention stakeholder events, to be held in early 2020, can email

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit