Healthy Navajo K'é

Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System- Arizona PRAMS Project

December 29, 2021 Diné College and Northern Arizona University Season 1 Episode 5
Healthy Navajo K'é
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System- Arizona PRAMS Project
Show Notes

PRAMS or Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System is a survey that is implemented by Arizona, New Mexico and Utah state PRAMS projects to assess health among mothers before, during and after birth. The Navajo Nation Department of Health uses PRAMS data collected from Navajo women living on and off the Navajo Nation in the three states to assess and guide health health policy and practice. More recently Diné College has worked with NM and AZ PRAMS to analyze data to set priorities in maternal health which are reported in the 2020 Navajo  Nation MCH Needs Assessment found on the Navajo Epidemiology website. 

In this episode,  hosts Amber-Rose and Shermaine discuss with special guests from the AZ PRAMS Program Evelyn Nieto, Ryan Benally, and Gina Herrera, about the importance of collecting this data to improve health outcomes. 

We encourage you to complete the PRAMS survey so we can better understand health experiences of mothers and their children especially on the Navajo Nation. 

If you have any questions, you can us by email at navajomchproject@dinecollege.edu 

This podcast was sponsored in part by the Arizona Department of Health Services through federal funding from the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant. The views expressed are the sole responsibility of Diné College and Northern Arizona University and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Arizona Department of Health Services or the United States Government.

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