MCH Epidemiology provides epidemiology support for the Public Health Division
- coordinates needs assessment activities to monitor the health of all mothers, children and youth in the state
- collects and analyzes data
- prepares reports to respond to inquiries from the media, community health planners, legislators and advocacy groups
- designs special studies for MCH issues
- monitors progress toward national and state performance objectives
- provides data to support policy changes; and assists with evaluation of MCH interventions
MCH Epidemiology supports the MCH Unit
See information about their priorities below and check out the fact sheets and issue briefs related to the priorities. For more information on programmatic activities please visit the MCH Unit webpage.
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
The Wyoming Child Health Program focuses on children ages 1 to 11 years.
The Wyoming Adolescent Health Program focuses on youth ages 12 to 24 years.
- Teen Births
- Intimate Partner Violence
- Tobacco Use
- Physical Activity
- Trends in Teen Birth Rates
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.