PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System(link is external), is an ongoing survey of new mothers conducted jointly by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(link is external) 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.

Summer 2019 PRAMS newsletter.

Learn more about requesting data at the PRAMS website.