Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM)
ACNM has joined the Core Partnership of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, a national partnership of organizations with the goals of reducing maternal mortality by 1,000 deaths and severe morbidity by 100,000 incidents, improving uptake and content of postpartum care, and providing guidance and implementation strategies on the consistent content and delivery of well-woman care.
The purpose of the AIM Program is to equip and empower every state, perinatal quality collaborative, hospital network/system, birth facility and maternity care provider in the U.S to significantly reduce severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality through proven implementation of consistent maternity care practices. Midwives — in collaboration with representatives from other organizations in the Core Partnership— are developing evidence-based safety bundles focused on the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality and working with state leaders, health departments, and perinatal quality collaboratives, and hospital associations to implement these bundles.
Additionally, the AIM Program will provide intensive technical assistance and implementation support to states with the highest rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in our nation.
Your midwifery colleagues are involved in leadership roles in the state AIM projects, and ACNM representatives have been working collaboratively on developing the bundles and associated tools and materials.
AIM Patient Safety Bundles and Tools
Postpartum Care Basics for Maternal Safety -In progress
Obstetric Management of the Opioid Dependent Woman – In progress
The AIM Program is pleased to share its series of AIM eModules, designed to be interactive and collaborative. The Introduction eModule provides background and review on national maternal mortality and morbidity and the need to provide reliable resources and tools to support hospitals across the United States with their efforts to improve outcomes of our mothers and their babies. Other AIM eModules focus on the implementation of the '4 R' domains: Readiness, Recognition, Response, and Reporting of each maternal safety bundle.
AIM eModule Introduction
The Safety Action Series is comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in women's health care. The series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation. Previously-held Safety Action Series Events are archived and include the original slides and audio recordings from the event where available.National Improvement Challenge
Launched in 2014, the National Improvement Challenge is an innovative program that seeks to improve maternal care through the development of patient safety and quality improvement programs at the residency and educational program level. Hospitals and practices participating in midwifery and/or resident education can apply for the challenge. Through the National Improvement Challenge, the Council seeks to:
· Foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork, patient safety, and communication between clinicians and patients to promote the Council's mission:safe health care for every woman.
· Increase widespread implementation of the maternal safety tools disseminated by the Council
· Encourage the development of patient safety and quality improvement projects in the bundle focus areas.
AIM Core Partnership
American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM)
Patient Safety Tools
For more information, please contact:
Elaine Germano, ACNM AIM Project Manager
Tina Johnson, ACNM AIM Project Director