Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement (CURE) Program

In 2001, Act 77 directed the Pennsylvania Department of Health to establish a health research program.  Under this program research grants are awarded for clinical, health services, and biomedical research.  Act 77 establishes two types of health research grants – formula (non-competitive) grants and non-formula (competitive) grants.  All entities receiving funds must follow certain reporting, monitoring and evaluation procedures.

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Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)

The Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System is a joint research project between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Its purpose is to find out why some babies are born healthy and others are not.  To do this, new mothers are asked about their behaviors and experiences around the time of their pregnancy. Getting information from mothers will help the Bureau of Family Health learn more about ways to improve the health of future mothers and babies in Pennsylvania .

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