PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, is an ongoing survey of new mothers conducted jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health departments.
In each participating state, PRAMS collects population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. Wisconsin began participating in PRAMS in 2007.
What are the goals of Wisconsin PRAMS?
- To help us understand why our African American infant mortality rate and our African American/White disparity ratio for the infant mortality rate are among the highest in the nation. In 2012, babies born to African American mothers were three times more likely to die before their first birthday than were babies born to White mothers.
- To collect high-quality, population-based data not found in other data sources, on topics related to safe pregnancy and healthy infancy.
- To translate results into information for planning and evaluating public health programs and policy.
- To improve the health of Wisconsin mothers and babies.
- PRAMS Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2017 (PDF)
- PRAMS Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2017 (PDF)
- PRAMS Quarterly Newsletter - Spring 2017 (PDF)
- PRAMS Quarterly Newsletter - Fall/Winter 2016-17 (PDF)
- PRAMS Quarterly Newsletter - Summer 2016 (PDF)
- Wisconsin PRAMS Data Book 2009-2011 (July 2014) (PDF)
- Call to Action: Promote Data from PRAMS to Improve the Use of Multivitamins with Folic Acid Among Women of Childbearing Age (April 2014) (PDF)
- Commonly Asked Questions for Mothers (in English) (PDF)
- Commonly Asked Questions for Mothers (in Spanish) (PDF)
PO Box 2659
Madison WI 53701-2659
Fiona Weeks, PRAMS Project Director
608-267-9300, or toll-free 1-866-743-9739