Cross-posted from NWLC’s blog, Womenstake
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Are women in America healthier than they were 10 years ago? Which state and federal policies can help improve women’s health?
Join the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST for our special Making the Grade on Women’s Health webinar and find out more about women’s health on the state and national level.
Making the Grade on Women’s Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card 2010 is the fifth in a series assessing 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 a comprehensive assessment of women’s health, both nationally and state-by-state. It evaluates 34 health status indicators and 68 health policy indicators and assesses the progress in reaching key benchmarks related to the status of women’s health and in meeting key policy objectives.
The 2010 edition of the Report Card also includes a special section highlighting two major developments that have a significant bearing on women’s health — the enactment of the federal health care law (the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and the creation of Healthy People 2020, which establishes a new framework and goals for national health.