Iowa AIM Program

What is AIM?

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative. 

When did Iowa join AIM?

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Iowa's enrollment in the AIM Program in October 2020. The program officially launched in May 2021 with 43 Iowa birthing facilities joining the collaborative and implementing the first safety bundle, Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Births.

Why the Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Safety Bundle?

Cesarean deliveries have greater risks for current and future pregnancies than vaginal birth and should be avoided without medical indication. The 2020 Iowa Maternal Mortality Review found that one of the leading causes of pregnancy-related maternal deaths in Iowa directly were from hemorrhage. 

Iowa AIM Leadership is happy to announce that we officially launched our second initiative on October 11, 2022, with all 56 birthing hospitals joining the AIM Obstetric Hemorrhage Safety Bundle!


Kelly Garcia LS1

Iowa HHS Director, Kelly Garcia, gives opening keynote at Learning Session 1 at the West Des Moines Marriott on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.


AIM LS1 Coin 2

Learning Session 1 attendees get active and participate in a PDSA game on process improvement!

Sim Skills Station

Learners participate in Quantitative Blood Loss (QBL) skills stations at Learning Session 1.