Mom and SonThe Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health: Cooperative Agreement Expanding Access to Care for the Maternal and Child Health Population (AIM) is a collaborative program of national professional membership organizations and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

Its goal is to expand access to care for the maternal and child health populations through the following program focus areas:

  1. Ensuring continuity of coverage and care for pregnant women and children,
  2. Improving systems of care for children with special health care needs, and
  3. Promoting the use of Bright Futures Guidelines for all children.

This program supports enhanced collaborative engagement across the AIM awardee organizations, which include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s Center for Health Policy Development, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Governors Association.

Altarum has produced two reports under a cooperative agreement with MCHB. You can access them below:

  • Impact Brief: This brief describes the accomplishments of the 13 states and territory that participated in the AIM round 1 and 2 state collaboratives. Information from key informant interviews was analyzed to identify the important process and short-term outcomes, policy implications of these outcomes, collaboration challenges and sustainability strategies.
  • Kentucky Case Study: This case study highlights the achievements of the Kentucky state team, which was led by the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs. Their primary strategies focused on planning the Kentucky Summit on Access to Care for CYSHCN, convening a data advisory council, and adopting the Got Transition tools.

Project Leader

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Sheryl Mathis

Senior Specialist