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.