Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System

The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a survey for women
 Kansas PRAMSwho have given birth in the past 6 months. Forty-seven states use the PRAMS survey. This covers about 83% of all live births in the United States. Kansas PRAMS is a project between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The answers and stories gathered by the survey are used to help lower infant mortality (death) rates and the number of low birth weight babies. To find out more about the national CDC PRAMS project, visit the CDC PRAMS page.

The Importance of PRAMS

PRAMS is important because it:

  • Allows women who have recently had a baby to help future moms in Kansas, by telling the story of their pregnancy and baby's birth.
  • Gathers new data to help us build programs to assist mothers and babies in Kansas.
  • Supports healthy pregnant women and healthy babies by guiding Kansas programs and policies.

The PRAMS Survey was made possible by 1U01DP006224-01 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  1. Frequently Asked Questions
  2. More About the Survey