PNQIN is excited to team up with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program to support implementation of maternal safety bundles in birthing facilities, clinics, and hospitals across MA.
What is AIM?
Responding to a disturbingly rising maternal mortality rate in the U.S, a national partnership of provider, public health and advocacy organizations developed the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM). AIM works through state teams and health systems to align national, state, and hospital level quality improvement efforts to improve overall maternal health outcomes.
What are Maternal Safety Bundles?
Developed by multidisciplinary work groups of experts in the field, bundles are standardized evidence-informed toolkits to reduce variation in response to common issues arising in maternal care. Currently, AIM has developed 11 different bundles that focus on specific maternal health and safety topics including obstetric hemorrhage, preeclampsia, and opioid use among pregnant patients. All of the bundles provide a number of resources such as implementation guides, educational documents, and informative guidelines to support better policies and practices that aim to ultimately address these issues commonly associated with preventable maternal mortality and morbidity.
For more information on the National AIM Program, check out the AIM website by clicking here.
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among all high resource countries—and it is the only country outside of Afghanistan and Sudan where the rate is rising!
Data Source: 2017 Massachusetts State Health Assessment
AIM Bundle Implementation Provides Many Benefits:
Join MA AIM!
Every MA hospital or birthing facility can join our growing and engaged AIM community of multidisciplinary healthcare providers, public health professionals, and cross-sector stakeholders who are committed to improving maternal outcomes in MA and across the U.S.
Help us reach our goal to end preventable maternal death and severe maternal morbidity across the Commonwealth!
Email Breanna.Chachere@bmc.org for more information on how to join our work!
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Boston, MA 02118