PRAMS Data to Action Success Stories

CDC supports state, territorial, and local agencies and tribal governments to help strengthen their capacity to improve maternal and child health. Collectively, data from PRAMS are making a difference in the lives of our nation’s mothers and infants. The stories on this page illustrate the exemplary work conducted by partners with support of PRAMS data.


Using PRAMS Data for Legislation to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Using PRAMS Data for Legislation to Support Breastfeeding in the Workplace

Supporting a Women’s Decision to Breastfeed

Making Breastfeeding the Norm in NYC

Supporting Breastfeeding in the Workplace


Supporting Initiatives and Legislation to Improve Access to Contraception

Expanding Reproductive Health Care Services to Reduce Infant Drug Withdrawal


Educating Mississippi Women and Health Care Providers about Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy

Tribe-driven development of flu vaccination outreach materials for American Indian and Alaska Native women in Washington State

Using Oklahoma PRAMS Data to Influence Preconception and Interconception Care

Folic Acid

PRAMS Data Shows Folic Acid Education Campaign Is Successful

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Using PRAMS Data to Assess Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Reporting and Evaluate Public Education Efforts

Using PRAMS Data to Improve Care for Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Infant Health

Reducing Black Infant Mortality

Intimate Partner Violence

Integration of Intimate Partner Violence Screening into Women’s Health Services

Marijuana Use

Marijuana Use during Pregnancy

Oral Health

Maryland PRAMS Influences Provider Counseling to Pregnant Women on Oral Health

Continuing Education for Rhode Island Oral Health Professionals to Promote Optimal Care Among Pregnant Women

Monitoring Oral Health During Pregnancy Using New York State PRAMS Data

Expanding Dental Coverage to Pregnant Women

Rural Health

PRAMS Data Informs Maternal and Child Health Activities in the North Slope Borough

Minnesota: All Our Babies: Using Minnesota PRAMS Data to Inform Policies and Planning for Improved Rural Birth Outcomes

Safe Sleep

Hawaii PRAMS Data Used to Support Comprehensive Safe Sleep

Reducing Sleep-Related Infant Deaths in Maryland

Preconception Health Planning

The Every Woman South Carolina Campaign—A Collaboration with March of Dimes to Improve Preconception Health Planning


Launching the Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Initiative of West Virginia