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What is PRAMS?

PRAMS, the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System, is a surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments. PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.

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The goal of the PRAMS project is to improve the health of mothers and infants by reducing adverse outcomes.


The PRAMS questionnaire has two parts—core questions that are asked by all states and standard questions developed by CDC.

For Researchers

Researchers may request the PRAMS Analytic Research File for studies that involve multiple states by submitting a proposal to CDC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Listing of questions most commonly asked by mothers regarding PRAMS.


PRAMS surveillance system is a standardized data collection system.

Participating States

Forty states and New York City currently participate in PRAMS.

Data to Action Success Stories

PRAMS surveillance data can be incorporated into public health decision making or translated in a variety of ways.


MMWRs and other PRAMS publications.

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Protecting Babies from Flu
One of the best ways a pregnant woman can take care of her unborn child is by taking care of herself. Because expectant mothers are at increased risk of severe complications from influenza, CDC recommends they get an annual flu vaccine.

Pre-birth Preventive Care
One of the best ways an expectant mother can care for her unborn child is to take care of herself. A recent CDC report found that there are gaps in the services women receive during pregnancy.

PRAMS Participating States in purple.

Social Media Tools

Image of the CPONDER badge.Take advantage of CDC social media tools. A number of social media tools from PRAMS are available. These free, easy-to-use communication tools can expand the reach of your health messages.


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