AIM - Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth

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The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national partnership of organizations poised to reduce severe maternal morbidity by 100,000 events and maternal mortality by 1,000 deaths by 2018. The AIM program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Health Resource Services Administration.

  • AIM aligns national, state, and hospital level efforts to improve maternal health and safety
  • AIM develops maternal safety bundles and promotes their implementation in all birth facilities to ensure consistent maternity care  
  • AIM Bundles: 
    • Obstetric Hemorrhage
    • Severe Hypertension/Preeclampsia
    • Maternal Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism
    • Safe Reduction of Primary C/S | Support for Intended Vaginal Birth
    • Reduction of Peripartum Racial Disparities
    • Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety
    • Patient, Family, and Staff Support after a Severe Maternal Event
  • AIM facilitates multidisciplinary and interagency collaboration between states and hospitals
  • AIM supports harmonized data-driven continuous quality improvement processes
  • AIM provides evidence-based implementation resources to streamline bundle implementation

Core AIM Partners Include:

  • American College of Nurse Midwives 
  • The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
  • Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs 
  • ASTHO 
  • AWHONN 
  • California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative 
  • HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau 
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Updates

Updates

April 27, 2020 - After the last RPC learning session in March 2020 focused on improving knowledge around fetal monitoring, several teams moved to implement different approaches to reviewing monitoring strips with staff and providers. A few teams Read more...
March 18, 2020 - On March 3, 2020 RPC teams gathered face to face for the day to collaborate and brainstorm on how to continue making great strides toward our goal of an overall statewide NTSV cesarean rate of 20% by January 2021.  Since the Read more...
Results

Results