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Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)

The mission of AIM is to support best practices that make birth safer, improve maternal health outcomes, and save lives.

How does this work save lives?

This national effort promotes the development and use of maternal care quality improvement bundles.

AIM “patient safety bundles” are sets of practices that improve the quality of care provided during delivery and in the postpartum period. The purpose is to reduce deaths and severe illness.

A different type of bundle is being created for outpatient clinical settings and community-based organizations. Through the AIM Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI), bundles address women’s physical and mental health care needs before, during, and after pregnancy.

What is the reach of this initiative?

In hospitals and birth centers:

As of August 2023, 49 states plus the District of Columbia (DC) are enrolled in AIM. Within those, there are 1,996 participating birthing facilities/hospitals. Any birthing facility may join through a state-based team.

In outpatient settings:

As of August 2023, there are 11 pilot sites located in:

  • Lebanon, NH
  • Newark, NJ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Kingstree, SC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Stuart, FL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Fresno, CA

How does AIM function?

We fund three AIM projects:

  • AIM Technical Assistance (TA) Center: providing national expertise in the development and use of “patient safety bundles.”
  • AIM Capacity: providing funding to states, jurisdictions, and territories so that they can expand AIM “patient safety bundles” to their hospitals and birth centers.
  • AIM Community Care Initiative (AIM-CCI): promoting bundles for outpatient clinical settings and community-based organizations, coordinated at the national level, but carried out on the community level.

Details for each of these funded projects:

AIM is one investment among many we make to improve maternal health. Find all our maternal health investments on our Maternal Health Focus Area Webpage and our Mental and Behavioral Health Focus Area Webpage.

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