AIM Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative



AIM Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative

In this page you will find:

  • Project Overview
  • Information on 2022 Learning Collaborative
  • Resources
  • Onboarding Information

 Project Overview:

The Colorado AIM: Substance Use Disorder (CO AIM: SUD) Learning Collaborative focuses on establishing hospital guidelines and protocols for screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) for substance use disorder (SUD) and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) in the perinatal health care setting. The Learning Collaborative is based upon the AIM Obstetric Care for Women with Substance Use Disorder patient safety bundle. The Learning Collaborative supports teams to collaborate and provide the best care for patients through the processes of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT).

“Substance use is the symptom of a way deeper problem.” – Ashley Miller (Lived Experience Expert)

Through the Learning Collaborative, healthcare teams will enhance their care for perinatal patients with substance use and mood and anxiety disorders. Calls will be a combination of peer education, collective problem-solving, and topical presentations. In addition, facility presentations will be utilized to share learning. Teams will be assigned in advance presentation dates for one of the below calls.

To review the achievements from 2021 Learning Collaborative cohort, click the end of year report below.

2021 End of Year Report

2022 represents the second year of the Learning Collaborative, with a new cohort of 2022 teams joining alongside our 2021 cohort.

2022 Learning Collaborative Cohort:

CPCQC is currently recruiting teams for our 2022 Learning Collaborative cohort. If you are interested in participating or learning more, please contact us (! View a one-pager about the 2022 Learning Collaborative here. The 2022 Learning Collaborative cohort is open to both hospitals and outpatient obstetric care clinics. The 2021 cohort will continue to participate in the Collaborative to expand on their progress made in 2021, while continuing to learn alongside and mentor our 2022 cohort. Webinars in 2022 will not be identical but will expand on topics that were covered in 2022, with the addition of new topics suggested by the current Learning Collaborative. We hope that this Learning Collaborative will encourage continued collaboration amongst teams, improvement in perinatal health spaces, and increased knowledge amongst healthcare providers in Colorado.

Coaching Calls:

All coaching calls are open to the public. Calls are on the second Thursday of the month from 12-1pm MT.

2/10/2022: Kick-Off

3/10/22: Lived experience expert

4/14/22: Stigma and Substance Use Disorder

5/12/22: Facilitated discussion among collaborative teams

6/9/22: Naloxone training

7/14/22: Follow-up to a positive screening tool

8/11/22: Facilitated discussion among collaborative teams

9/8/22: Breastfeeding and cannabis/CBD guidance

10/13/22: Child welfare process in Labor and Delivery units

11/10: Facilitated discussion among collaborative teams

12/8/22: End of year celebration

Register for the coaching call series, here.


Resources compiled from participating teams and CPCQC can be found in the team resources folder!

Have a resource to suggest, or can’t find what you’re looking for? Please email us at Past presentations can be found on CPCQC’s YouTube channel.

Onboarding to the Colorado AIM Substance Use Disorder Learning Collaborative:

Click below if you are being onboarded to the Learning Collaborative.

Onboarding Information

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A steady rise in maternal mortality rates and disparities in infant mortality have increased the spotlight on the quality of care delivered by hospitals and their staff. Together, we can address these issues, improve outcomes and reduce preventable deaths in our state.

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