MCH Epidemiology supports the Public Health Division in the following ways:
- Coordination of needs assessment activities to monitor the health of all mothers, children and youth in the state
- Collection and analysis of MCH data
- Report preparation in response to inquiries from the media, community health planners, legislators, and advocacy groups
- Design of special studies for MCH issues
- Monitoring progress toward national and state performance objectives
- Provision of data to support policy changes and evaluation support of MCH interventions
MCH Epidemiology also supports the MCH Unit
To learn more about maternal and child health in Wyoming, Wyoming’s MCH priorities, and to view fact sheets/issue briefs about these priorities, visit the MCH Unit webpage.
MCH Reports (Wyoming Department of Health)
The Wyoming Women and Infant Health Program focuses on infants aged 0 to 1 and women of reproductive age (15-44 years).
- Folic Acid
- Maternal Smoking
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
The Wyoming Child Health Program focuses on children ages 1 to 11 years.
The Wyoming Youth and Young Adult Health Program focuses on youth ages 12 to 24 years.
- Teen Births 2017
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Tobacco Use
- Nutrition and Nutrition Strategies
- Physical Activity and Physical Activity Strategies
- Obesity and Obesity Prevention Strategies
- Trends in Teen Birth Rates
- RPE Indicator Dashboard
MCH Reports (Federal)
Federal PRAMS Reports
Colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention periodically create template reports for every PRAMS state on various topics. While not all states collect the same PRAMS data at a given time, the Wyoming PRAMS team wants to make these reports available to our partners across the state. Please note that comments will be included to assist the reader whenever possible.
Breastfeeding (2012-2014) Data includes breastfeeding initiation and duration practices (to at least 8 weeks) by race/ethnicity, maternal age, education, and insurance status. Also included are reasons that women did not breastfeed and why they stopped breastfeeding. Data not currently available for Wyoming PRAMS includes maternity care practices support of breastfeeding. Wyoming PRAMS began collecting this information in 2016. The first year of data specific to maternity care practices is expected to be available in summer 2018.
Infant Safe Sleep Practices (2012-2015) In addition to federal targets for infant sleep position, Wyoming specific information includes the proportion of new mothers who report that they place their infant to sleep on their side or stomach by race/ethnicity, maternal age, education, and WIC status. Sleep environment is highlighted as is the frequency of bed-sharing. Phase 7 (2012-2015) of Wyoming PRAMS currently measures co-sleeping as a dichotomous variable (yes/no). However, beginning in 2016, data for the variant provided on this fact sheet (providing five possible levels of co-sleeping – never, rarely, sometimes, often, always) will be collected and is expected to be available in summer 2018.
If you have questions about reports included on this page, please contact the WY PRAMS Coordinator at 307-777-6304.
MCH Title V Dashboards
As part of the support provided to the Wyoming MCH Unit, MCH Epidemiology monitors and evaluates health data specific to the maternal and child health (MCH) population in Wyoming. This data helps drives the identification of Wyoming’s MCH priorities.
National Outcome Measures (NOMs) and National Performance Measure (NPMs) were chosen and developed by the Health Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau for the Title V Block Grant. The Outcome and Performance Measures cross all population domains and reflect MCH population health status.
MCH Vital Statistic Reports
Vital Statistics Trend Reports
(Wyoming & Maternal County of Residence, 2008-2018)
- Full Term Births (39-41 weeks)
- Early Term Births (37-38 weeks)
- Preterm Births (< 37 weeks)
- Late Preterm Births (34-36 weeks)
- Smoking During Pregnancy
- Women Who Quit Smoking Before Pregnancy
- Women Who Quit Smoking During Pregnancy
Maternal Weight Gain
- Less than a High School Diploma (<HS)
- High School or Equivalent (HS or GED)
- Some College or Higher (HS+)
For more Wyoming Vital Statistics Information, please see the Vital Statistics Services website.
About the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)
The Wyoming Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System is a survey designed by the Centers for Disease Control in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health. The survey is sent to women who have recently given birth. Questions in the survey ask women about their behaviors and experiences before, during, and after pregnancy. The information PRAMS collects helps identify areas of need for pregnant women in the state. Check out our PRAMS site.