Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Updates
Deidre McDaniel, MSW, District IV AIM Program Manager
AIM efforts in District IV have increased dramatically as North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Georgia joined the national AIM team to implement the AIM obstetric hemorrhage bundle. Currently, there are a total of 18 AIM states across the country implementing AIM bundles.
In response to the opioid epidemic that has impacted many communities across the United States, AIM established a national opioid collaborative to develop metrics and toolkits for the Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder bundle. Fourteen AIM states, including Maryland and Virginia, have joined the collaborative and are reviewing existing evidence and guidance for treatment.
AIM’s 2018 Annual Meeting was held August 6 in Arlington, Virginia. This year’s meeting was a celebration of AIM efforts from the past four years under the AIM/ACOG cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration. Approximately 21 states and 30 partner organizations came together to highlight innovative approaches in maternal quality improvement implementation! Visit the AIM website for more information about AIM and other helpful resources.