How Data are Used
Information collected by PRAMS is used to improve the health of mothers and their babies by:
Identifying groups of women and infants at high risk for health problems
Monitoring changes in maternal and child health indicators (e.g., unintended pregnancy, prenatal care, breastfeeding, smoking, drinking, infant health)
Measuring progress towards public health goals for improving the health of mothers and infants
Planning and reviewing programs and policies aimed at reducing health problems among mothers and babies.
Helping health professionals incorporate new research findings into standards of practice
Fostering partnerships amongst agencies that have important contributions to make in planning maternal and infant health programs
Accessing PRAMS Data
Connecticut PRAMS data sets for 2013-2017 are
available. Contact the PRAMS team to request data.
In order to keep pace with emerging public health challenges and to have an impact on the leading causes of death and disability, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) embarked on an initiative to achieve measurable impact in a short time for 10 topics that are described as Winnable Battle areas. CDCs Winnable Battles are areas with potential for large-scale public health effects and for which effective strategies exist to address them.
Six topics are included in this report, which together represent five of CDC’s 10 Winnable Battles:
HIV in the U.S.
Motor Vehicle Injuries
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Breastfeeding (part of the Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Winnable Battle)
One of the criteria for the Winnable Battles is that metrics and measurement tools exist to assess performance. The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) provides information that can be used in the assessment of a number of Winnable Battles, as exemplified in this report.
CT PRAMS Surveys
Phase 8 (current survey) - English Spanish
Phase 7 (2013-2015 births) - English Spanish
COVID-19 Supplement - English Spanish
Zika Supplement - English Spanish
CT PRAMS Annual Reports
2018 Data Report
2017 Data Report
2016 Data Report
2015 Data Report
2014 Data Report
2013 Data Report
CT Prams Factsheets