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Through open sharing of data and promotion of best practices, we aim to achieve measurable improvements in perinatal health outcomes while eliminating health disparities and improving health equity among Massachusetts mothers, newborns, and their families.

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PNQIN MA AIM Initiative 

PNQIN is excited to team up with the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Program to support the implementation of maternal safety bundles in birthing facilities, clinics, and hospitals across MA.

PNQIN has identified the following bundles as priorities for MA AIM:

  • Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder
  • Obstetric Hemorrhage

  • Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy

  • Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean

  • Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities

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 workgroups 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.