New Mexico Pregnancy Risk Assessment & Monitoring System (PRAMS)
Frequently Asked Questions
The New Mexico Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (NM PRAMS) surveys new mothers to improve maternal and infant health.
The NM Department of Health (NMDOH) and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conduct this project. The survey asks mothers about their experiences, attitudes, and behaviors before, during and shortly after pregnancy. NM PRAMS started with July 1997 births.
NM PRAMS informs policy makers, healthcare providers and the public about health of NM mothers and infants.
PRAMS data are useful for making decisions about healthcare services, programs and policies.
We observe strict rules, defined by CDC protocols, to protect confidentiality and security. Names and survey responses are not matched.
We use identifying information only for PRAMS survey operations (mailings and telephone interviews). Only NM PRAMS staff may access personal identifiers (names, addresses).