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Moms Helping Moms Have Healthy Babies - Your Voice Does Matter!

Alabama Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) mails a survey to randomly selected new moms asking about their lives before, during and shortly after their pregnancies. By sharing, they can help us understand why some babies are born healthy and others are not. All new moms should keep an eye out for a PRAMS survey packet in their mailbox 2-4 months after delivery.

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.

Alabama is one of the 47 states currently participating in PRAMS. Additional participants include New York City, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Health Board. Participating states represent 83% of all of U.S. live births. Two other states (California and Ohio) previously participated.

PRAMS Shine Poster

PRAMS Outreach Materials

PRAMS offers the following materials for the use of residents of the State of Alabama. Brochures are available in Spanish as well as English. To request materials, fill out the order form and email it to To order by phone, call (334) 206-2923. You can also download a PDF of our "Help Alabama Shine" flyer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of PRAMS?
  • How can I help?
  • Are my answers kept private?
  • What type of questions will I be asked?
  • Will my survey answers really make a difference?
  • What objectives can be achieved with PRAMS survey responses?
  • What are typical Alabama mothers saying about PRAMS?

Page last updated: April 21, 2022