The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS), is a collaborative surveillance project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Dakota Department of Health. Developed in 1987, PRAMS collects state-specific, population-based data on maternal attitudes and experiences before, during, and shortly after pregnancy. PRAMS provides data not available from other sources. These data can be used to identify groups of women and infants at high risk for health problems, to monitor changes in health status, and to measure progress towards goals in improving the health of mothers and infants. PRAMS data are used by researchers to investigate emerging issues in the field of reproductive health and by state and local governments to plan and review programs and policies aimed at reducing health problems among mothers and babies.
North Dakota began collecting PRAMS data in 2017. If you are chosen to participate, please complete the survey and Share Your Story to help improve the health and wellness of North Dakota moms, babies, and families!