New Mexico Pregnancy Risk Assessment and Monitoring System (PRAMS)
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 samples over 2,000 new mothers each year. A computer chooses names at random from live birth certificates.
Participation in PRAMS is voluntary. Approximately 70% of sampled mothers respond to NM PRAMS.
Mailed questionnaires are the primary mode of response. Telephone interviewers call mothers who do not respond by mail.
For the survey questions or details about PRAMS operations and methods, see the appendix of our surveillance report.
Sponsors of NM PRAMS
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) PRAMS project in Atlanta, Georgia provides funding and technical support through the Cooperative Agreement U50/CCU613632.
Other funders include the NM Department of Health in partnership with the NM Title V Maternal and Child Health grant; the Family Preservation and Support Project of the NM Children, Youth, and Families Department; and the Medical Assistance Division of the NM Human Services Department.
The NM PRAMS Steering Committee consists of members from the community and the NM Department of Health.