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Rhode Island AIM
Alliance on Innovation of Maternal Health

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Rhode Island is proud to be an AIM state. Hospitals throughout Rhode Island are committed to doing their part in eliminating preventable maternal morbidity and mortality through the use of AIM patient care bundles. AIM focuses on inpatient care, such as care during Labor and Delivery and the immediate Postpartum period. Standardized care models and enhanced teamwork provide the foundation for better outcomes for women, their newborns, and communities.

Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth

Participating Hospitals

Four hospitals are currently participating in the Rhode Island AIM Collaborative: Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Kent Hospital, Newport Hospital and South County Hospital

Areas of Interest

RI AIM is focused on reducing the primary cesarean birth rate in the state of Rhode Island, especially those that are not medically indicated. Physiologic, vaginal birth is the goal for many women. Creating support for that plan is essential. 

Disparities in Outcomes

Black women and women of color have a higher rate of cesarean birth in the state of Rhode Island. 

RI AIM is working collaboratively to reduce these disparities

About AIM

The Alliance for Innovation AIM is a national data-driven maternal safety and quality improvement initiative based on interdisciplinary consensus-based practices to improving maternal safety and outcomes. The program provides implementation and data support for the adoption of evidence-based patient safety bundles. AIM works through state teams and health systems to align national, state, and hospital level engagement efforts to improve overall maternal health outcomes. Rhode Island is the 33rd AIM state.

Toolkits

Documents

Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth
AIM Patient Care Bundle 

AIM States working on Safe Reduction of Primary Cesarean Birth

Now Available! AWHONN POST-BIRTH Warning Signs in 13 Languages

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English

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Spanish

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Portuguese

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