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Making the Grade on Women's Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card

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Making the Grade on Women’s Health:  A National and State-by-State Report Card

This is the first-ever report card to assess the overall health of women at the national and state levels. 

It is designed to promote the health and well-being of women in the United States, by providing the most comprehensive assessment to date of women’s health.

State rankings found Delaware in 20th placehttp://hrc.nwlc.org/states/delaware

Summary:  The 2010 edition of Making the Grade on Women’s Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card shows that the nation and the states continue to fall short in meeting women’s health needs.

Despite some progress on individual health status indicators, overall the nation is still so far from meeting key women’s health objectives that it receives a grade of “Unsatisfactory” in this fifth and last report for this decade.

Additionally, the Report Card shows that while states continue to adopt policies to advance women’s health, progress has slowed – and in some cases stagnated – at a time when they still have a long way to go.

Two-thirds of the Report Card’s policy indicators are addressed in some way by the federal health care law (the Affordable Care Act) that was enacted in March 2010. Because of the many policy improvements that the Affordable Care Act requires, the new law can, over time, lead to major improvements in the health status of women.

For more information, visit:  http://hrc.nwlc.org/key-findings

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