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Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Content Development Experts Sought

 Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Content Development Experts Sought

ACNM is seeking individual members to contribute to the national multi-stakeholder AIM project to reduce maternal morbidity/mortality in the US. We are looking for member experts to work on the development of the new maternal safety bundles entitled: Obstetric Management of the Opioid Dependent Woman 

This work group will be comprised of individuals representing child welfare, the patient community, multidisciplinary provider organizations, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and drug treatment specialists. The bundle will be similar to the other AIM bundles with 4 domains Readiness, Recognition, Response and Reporting/Systems Learning.  The focus is the interaction between the obstetric care community and the woman with opioid addiction including prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care, and will serve as a brief framework for care providers. The workgroup will also identify metrics to assist provider practices on bundle implementation measurement.  It is not clear as yet how these will be reported through AIM. The work group is expected to begin in early October. There will be about 6 conference calls and one full day face to face meeting midway through the bundle development.    

Background:  ACNM is a Core Partner of the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM), a project funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA-MCHB) in which an engaged national partnership of organizations is working to significantly reduce severe maternal morbidity and mortality by 2018. Over a 4-year period, AIM will be collaborating with states and hospital systems across the U.S. to improve the culture of maternal safety through implementation of maternal safety bundles and data-driven quality improvement.


Bundle development work group participation will require approximately 10-20 hours of voluntary commitment per month until the bundles are completed and published. The ideal candidates will have demonstrated:

●   Inter-professional leadership and/or quality improvement committee experience

●   Involvement with ACNM activities on both the local and affiliate level

●   Background in quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives

●   Participation on regional perinatal collaboratives

●   Interest in the implementation of perinatal safety bundles to reduce maternal mortality

●   Background and interest in reduction of health disparities

●   Experience in working with opioid dependent women


If interested in participating in one of this work group, please email your CV and letter of interest ASAP, no later than September 1, 2016, to Tina Johnson at [email protected]


For information, please contact Tina Johnson or Elaine Germano at [email protected].



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