PRAMS data are used by researchers to investigate emerging issues in the
field of maternal and child health.
State and local governments use PRAMS data to plan and review programs
and policies aimed at reducing health problems among mothers and babies.
PRAMS data are used by state agencies to
identify other agencies that have important contributions to make in
planning maternal and infant health programs and to develop partnerships
with those agencies, 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 information on maternal attitudes and experiences
before, during, and shortly after pregnancy.