The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1987 and is done in collaboration with various state health departments. PRAMS is a statewide survey that collects valuable information from new mothers on behaviors and attitudes before, during and after pregnancy to find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not. Currently, 47 states, New York City, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board (GPTCHB) participate in the PRAMS survey, representing approximately 83% of all U.S. live births. The Ethel Austin Martin Program at South Dakota State University, in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Health, conducted South Dakota PRAMS-like surveys in 2014 and 2016, and is currently conducting the CDC-sponsored PRAMS with the Department of Health, which began in 2017.
South Dakota Department of Health, Public Health Bulletin
South Dakota Department of Health
Minett, Maggie; Beare, Tianna; and Specker, Bonny, "South Dakota Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)" (2018). Ethel Austin Martin Program Publications. 105.