Mississippi State Department of Health

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)


The goal of the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is to improve the health outcomes of mothers and infants by collecting information on a select number of women who have given birth in the state of Mississippi.

Using confidential surveys of women who have had a recent live birth, PRAMS identifies and monitors selected maternal experiences and behaviors that occur before, during, and shortly after pregnancy that may have affected the health of their baby. With this information, the program seeks to eliminate adverse birth outcomes such as low birth weight, infant morbidity and mortality, and maternal morbidity.

Program Focus

Data Request

PRAMS data is available by request for use by the public and professionals. Please submit a data request with details.


More information on PRAMS

PRAMS Surveillance Reports



For more information, contact:

Brenda Hughes, MPPA
PRAMS Program Manager
Office of Health Data and Research
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39215
601-576-7777 or 1-800-426-1587

Links referenced on this page
Request PRAMS data    https://apps.msdh.ms.gov/DataRequestEntry/requestform
PRAMS Program    http://www.cdc.gov/prams/
PRAMS Surveillance: 2018    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10774,299,pdf/PRAMS2018.pdf
PRAMS Surveillance: 2017    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10773,299,pdf/PRAMS2017.pdf
Breastfeeding in Mississippi, 2016    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,6625,299,pdf/ExclusiveBreastfeeding2016.pdf
brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:brenda.hughes@msdh.ms.gov

Resources referenced
PRAMS Surveillance: 2018    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10774,299,pdf/PRAMS2018.pdf ok
PRAMS Surveillance: 2017    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/29,10773,299,pdf/PRAMS2017.pdf ok
Breastfeeding in Mississippi, 2016    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/31,6625,299,pdf/ExclusiveBreastfeeding2016.pdf ok

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