The Wisconsin PRAMS team announces that the 2016-2017 PRAMS surveillance report has been published. It contains key data on the experiences of Wisconsin moms before, during, and after pregnancy. The report also highlights the social factors that affect the health of moms, babies, and families. You can also view the full data tables, available on the PRAMS website.

Visit the Wisconsin PRAMS website to view past publications, including provider fact sheets on perinatal depression screening and infant safe sleep.

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.

How to Request PRAMS Data?

If you would like to request summary data or a presentation on one of the many topics on which PRAMS collects information, please send an email to the PRAMS team(link sends e-mail) with the details of your request. Summary data requests may require Division of Public Health Data Governance Board approval. If you would like to access the PRAMS research file for your own analysis using appropriate statistical software, please email the PRAMS team(link sends e-mail) to request an application. Your completed application will be reviewed by the Division of Public Health Data Governance Board. Upon approval, you will sign a Data Use Agreement granting you access to PRAMS data for your stated purpose. You will be responsible for storing the data securely and using appropriate analysis methods.

For more information on what data is collected by Wisconsin PRAMS, please visit the “Survey Topics” page where you can find copies of the survey. If you have any questions about what type of data request would be appropriate based on your public health or research question, email Wisconsin PRAMS and someone from the team will get back to you.