The goal of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is to improve the health outcomes of mothers and infants by collecting information on a select number of women who have given birth in the state of Mississippi.
Using confidential surveys of women who have had a recent live birth, PRAMS identifies and monitors selected maternal experiences and behaviors that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy that may have affected the health of their baby. With this information, the program seeks to eliminate adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight, infant morbidity and mortality, and maternal morbidity.
- Collection of population-based data of a high scientific quality
- Analyses of that data
- Translation of analysis results into information for planning and evaluating public health programs and policy
- Building state capacity to collect, analyze, and translate data to address relevant public health issues dealing with pregnancy and early infancy
PRAMS data is available by request for use by the public and professionals. Please submit a data request with details.
More information on PRAMS
For more information, contact:
Brenda Hughes, MPPA
PRAMS Program Manager
Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39215