Last Updated: 9/17/2013 11:54:11 AM
Hospital Hospitality House
214 Reidhurst Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203-
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Ms. Angie Stiff
Ms. Joann Ettien
Board Chair Company Affiliation
The Women's and Children's Hospital at Centennial
Year of Incorporation
The dramatic achievements of public health in the 20th century have improved our quality of life in a myriad of ways, including an increase in life expectancy, worldwide reduction of infant and child mortality rates, and the elimination or reduction of many communicable diseases. In Middle Tennessee, improvements in preventive medicine and advanced medical technology have resulted in increased life expectancy and improved health for many residents. However, significant health disparities exist in our region, resulting in poor health status often related to economic status, race, and/or gender.
"Women in Tennessee are in the middle of a health crisis. What are YOU going to do?"
Dr. Stephaine Walker's call to action followed the launch of the 2011 TN Women's Health Report Card, which showed some clear areas of progress since the 2009 snapshot of women's health in our state, but also a number of areas in which there is still significant work to be done. While we are getting more mammograms and have significantly decreased our rates of colorectal cancer, 18.4% of us – or almost 1 in 5 – smoked while we were pregnant, and 1 in 3 of us are obese. African American women experience striking disparities in rates of breast cancer, STD contraction, and infant mortality rate.
The full 2011 report can be accessed through the link below. Read carefully, and decide what YOU are going to do to improve the health of women in Tennessee.
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