Through a cooperative agreement with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, AIM and AIM CCI support safe maternal care to reduce severe maternal illness and deaths.
AIM and AIM CCI promote health equity. The work recognizes that Black women are more likely to die either in childbirth or in the year postpartum. These investments work to overcome structural barriers to ensure the health care system and communities hear these women’s voices.
Through the development and uptake of “maternal safety bundles,” patient outcomes can improve. AIM bundles are clear-cut, evidence-based practices for use in hospitals or other types of birthing facility settings.
These bundles address issues including:
- Obstetric hemorrhage
- Severe high blood pressure
- High rates of primary cesarean births
- Delivery-related racial and ethnic disparities
- Substance use disorder
- Cardiac conditions
As reported in the fall 2021 AIM Biannual Survey, there are 44 states plus D.C. enrolled in AIM and 1,766 birthing facilities participating in AIM. Any birthing facility may join through a state-based team.
How AIM CCI Differs from AIM
AIM CCI supports using maternal safety bundles beyond hospitals, including community-based organizations and outpatient clinical settings. The program is currently testing a postpartum bundle and plans to develop more bundles.