Improving Maternal Health Outcomes Through a Community-Based Approach

Partnering with Communities

The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health—Community Care Initiative (AIM CCI) is a federally funded project focused on improving maternal health outcomes through the use of Maternal Safety Bundles in non-hospital settings. In a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the National Healthy Start Association, AIM CCI is partnering with community organizations in areas with high maternal mortality and morbidity. By leveraging the knowledge and reach of community organizations, together we seek to uncover, address, and overcome systemic inequities that lead to poor maternal health outcomes.


The Realities of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in the U.S.

In the United States, many people may believe that severe health risks associated with pregnancy and childbirth are a thing of the distant past. However, the number of birthing persons who die or experience severe health problems as a result of pregnancy and childbirth has been rising over the last 30 years. For birthing persons of color, the negative outcomes are disproportionately high. The need for a new approach to address problems in maternal health care is clear.


Around 700 birthing persons

die due to complications from pregnancy & childbirth each year in the U.S.


Black & Native persons die at a rate 3 times higher

than White birthing persons


Approximately 60%

of these deaths are preventable

What We're Doing Differently

Equity Framework

Community Partnerships

Evidence-Based Bundles

Local Maternal Safety Workgroups

Data-Driven Practices

Our Partner Organizations

AIM CCI is proud to partner with many national and local community organizations. These partners are helping provide insights, implement new practices, effect systemic change, and ultimately save lives.

Meet Our Partners

  • WIC
  • National Healthy Start Association
  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • National Urban League
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics
  • March of Dimes
  • Head Start

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