South Carolina Birth Outcomes Initiative
Joins the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health
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Are you a hospital quality director or quality manager at a birth facility?  If you are, we need 10 minutes of your time to help us launch SC AIM and prepare to support your efforts. 

Did you know? The United States has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world, and 60 percent of those deaths are preventable. In response, the national Alliance on Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) was founded to promote consistent and safe maternity care to significantly reduce maternal morbidity and maternal mortality.

How will participating in AIM help birth facilities? AIM strategies include broad partnership, tools and technical assistance, implementation training, real-time data, building on existing initiatives, and incremental adoption.The purpose of AIM is to “equip, empower and embolden every state, perinatal quality collaborative, hospital network/system, birth facility and maternity care provider in the US to significantly reduce severe maternal morbidity and maternal mortality through proven implementation of consistent maternity care practices.” Learn more about AIM in South Carolina. 

What can you do? AIM Champions across the state will soon be completing a survey that is a critical component of the launch of the AIM initiative in South Carolina. If contacted, please complete the survey on behalf of your hospital. Your information is very important in building the baseline against which future progress will be measured.

Who is conducting the survey? The University of South Carolina's Institute for Families in Society on behalf of the SC Birth Outcomes Initiative will be requesting the participation of Quality Directors/Managers at each birthing center facility to complete a SC AIM Baseline.  This is the same team which produces your hospital’s interactive reports on the SCBOI data portal. You will have between October 1 and October 18 to complete the survey. 


How can you participate in the kick off activities of SC AIM?

Click here for a PDF about AIM in SCJoin us at the SCBOI Annual Symposium on Wednesday, October 30. (Register here). 


For additional information, please contact: 


Dr. Ana Lòpez-De Fede 
SC AIM Data Lead 
Institute for Families in Society
University of South Carolina
1600 Hampton Street, Suite 507
Columbia, SC 29208
adefede@mailbox.sc.edu
(803)777-2098

Dr. Aunyika Moonan, CPHQ
Executive Director, Data & Measurement
South Carolina Hospital Association
1000 Center Point Road
Columbia, SC 29210
amoonan@scha.org
(803) 744-3534