Monday Roundtable Luncheon
The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring Survey (PRAMS) is administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is a population-based surveillance system that collects data on selected maternal behaviors and experiences that occur before during and shortly after pregnancy, among women who deliver a live-born infant. Survey questions on oral health during pregnancy include receipt of teeth cleaning and oral health education, having dental insurance and having a need to see a dentist for a problem. The presenter will: 1) provide an overview of national and state level findings from the most recent (2012-2015) Phase 5 PRAMS data; 2) discuss the types of analyses that have been conducted since oral health questions were first added in 1998, and; 3) demonstrate websites where the user can analyze PRAMS data, find summary data and find dissemination products (fact sheets, infographics). Participants will discuss ideas for state-level analyses that could be useful for program and policy development.