Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)

Brief Description

AIM is a state-subsidized low-cost healthcare program for uninsured pregnant women and their infants whose family incomes are too high to qualify for no-cost Medi-Cal and do not have access to private health insurance.

With the suspension of statewide outreach funding in July 2003, NHF concluded 11 years of providing community outreach activities and application assistance for the AIM program in seven Southern California counties (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo). A bilingual, bicultural staff created a diverse outreach program targeting health care providers, the insurance industry (health plans and insurance agents), businesses and community-based organizations along with assisting potential applicants. These combined outreach and assistance activities created community awareness about the program helping thousands of pregnant women to gain access to needed prenatal and infant care.