Health of Women and Children Report 2021.
United Health Foundation. Arundel Metrics, Inc.
Annual Report Technical Report
United Health Foundation
P.O. Box 1459
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1459
Tel: (952) 936-1917
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 pandemic. America’s Health Rankings has not included overall state rankings in this year’s Health of Women and Children Report out of the shared understanding that the country is still facing challenges due to COVID-19. The report, however, still provides rankings for individual measures so leaders can continue to benchmark their state’s progress on key health indicators. Community leaders and advocates may leverage this year’s report as they focus on opportunities to build healthier communities that address issues caused or exacerbated by the pandemic. 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. Entering the pandemic, women and children faced a variety of health challenges ranging from behavioral and physical health to educational achievement. Across many measures, the report found persistent and widespread disparities that affect American women and children based on the state where they live, their race and ethnicity, educational attainment and income level. (Author abstract modified)
CHILD HEALTH; CHILD HEALTH SERVICES; HEALTH SERVICES; PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES; WOMEN; RACIAL DISPARITY; DISPROPORTIONALITY; POVERTY; SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS; COVID-19; DISASTER RESPONSE