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

November 24, 2018 - All teams participating in the PQCNC AIM Reducing Primary Cesarean Section (RPC) initiative will be completing a baseline questionnaire prior to the kickoff of the initiative to determine what processes are currently in place to Read more...
October 14, 2018 - The North Carolina Department of Vital Statistics tracks the number of primary and total cesarean section deliveries by delivery center and county each year.  As teams are gearing up for participation in the AIM Reducing Read more...
Results

Results