National Report Card on Women's Health

A State-by-state Assessment of Women's Health

This initiative measures women’s health status and related policies for the U.S. as a whole and for 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Report Card represents an unmatched effort to measure and troubleshoot performance in women’s health. The analysis includes a special look at differences in care and access by race and ethnicity. With an Advisory Committee of more than 35 national experts, this project is an ongoing partnership between the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

OHSU physician and researcher, Michelle Berlin, M.D., M.P.H., is a lead author on the national report card.

Making the Grade is the first-ever report card to measure and review the overall health of women at the national and state levels. The Report Card is designed to promote the health and well-being of women in the United States by providing the most comprehensive evaluation to date of women’s health.

2010 Report Card Released

The 2010 edition of Making the Grade on Women’s Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card, is the fifth in a series of reports since 2000. It grades and ranks each state based on 26 health status benchmarks and also identifies whether states have met 68 health policy goals. The report is a partnership of National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

This edition of the Report Card includes an analysis of the current status of women’s health, a 10-year look back at progress and setbacks, and a comparison to women’s health status in 2007, when the Report Card

was last published.

U.S. Failing Women's HealthU.S. Fails to Meet Key Women's Health Goals

10-Year State-by-State Report Shows the Good, Bad, Ugly in Women’s Health

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