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Programs for Healthy Pregnancies

GAL - Get a Healthy Life

GAL LogoDo you want to be a parent someday? Did you know that your personal behavior, physical health, emotions, and the environment will affect the health of the child you plan to have one day? The health of the mother and the father affects the health of the child. Having a healthy baby someday starts well before pregnancy. Take time today to learn about steps you can take to achieve a healthy "me." Do it for your own health and for a healthy future generation. Remember, no one can make these smart choices about your health but you.

GAL is a public education program, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration, for women and men that focuses on health throughout the lifespan. The goal of the program is to educate young men and women about healthy choices and to encourage them to make healthy choices early in life for a better future.


The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) is a joint research project between state departments of public health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On a personal level, moms can positively influence the success rate for future healthy pregnancies and deliveries by sharing their experiences with the PRAMS program. All information is kept strictly confidential.

Mothers are randomly chosen from reported Alabama births to participate in the PRAMS survey. Mothers who complete and return the survey may choose a gift as a token of our appreciation (diapers, manicure set, insulated cooler, or PRAMS branded onesie). For more information, please visit PRAMS or call 334-206-2923.

Page last updated: May 13, 2021