America's Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report, 2021   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "[W]omen of reproductive age [hyperlink] and children [hyperlink] make up roughly 40% of the U.S. population. Maintaining and promoting the health of these two increasingly diverse [hyperlink] populations has far-reaching effects across the United States. Fostering long healthy lives across generations requires that individuals and society work in tandem to promote healthy behaviors as well as systems that support the health and well-being of everyone. To better understand the health of our nation's women and children, 'America's Health Rankings' continues to collaborate with an advisory group of leading experts to develop the 'Health of Women and Children Report.' The 2021 report provides a comprehensive look at the health of children and women of reproductive age across the nation and on a state-by-state basis in the time leading up to, and the early part of, the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. While the 'Health of Women and Children Report' uses the most recent data available for each measure, most measures in the report leverage data from 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, data from the 2020 National Survey of Children's Health capture insights from the early stages of the pandemic. The full impact of the pandemic across numerous health measures will likely surface as more data collected in 2020 and 2021 are released. [...] This 5th edition of the 'Health of Women and Children Report' finds that despite encouraging progress in some areas, the nation faces stagnation and concerning trends."

2021 United Health Foundation
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