2018 NC Women's Health Report Card

The Center for Women's Health Research has released the 2018 North Carolina Women's Health Report Card, a key update on the status of women's health across the state. The report examines preventative health, chronic disease, perinatal health, mental health, and substance abuse.

Just in time for National Women's Health Week (May 13-19), the Center for Women's Health Research has released their 2018 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, a showcase on the status of women’s health across North Carolina. Preventive health, chronic disease, perinatal health, mental health, and substance abuse are the key measures examined. 

This year's edition shares promising trends in the area of preventative measures, insurance access, and education for North Carolina’s 5+ million women, while also demonstrating a need to address challenges in the areas of racial disparities, chronic diseases, and obesity rates.

Each edition is released biennially and tracks the state’s female health statistics in two year increments. The 2018 publication is the tenth edition. CWHR utilizes the findings to identify and direct their research priorities.

“There are numerous conditions and diseases that affect women differently from men,” said Dr. Wendy Brewster, Director of CWHR. “It is important that we target our resources wisely in these gap areas to preserve the health of our entire community."

Women currently outnumber men in North Carolina and that trend is expected to continue through at least 2020. The mental, physical, and the social health of our state’s primary demographic has sweeping implications. Legislative decisions, our economy, and social welfare depend on appropriate responses to the challenges women in this state face.

Visit the 2018 NC Women's Health Report Card Online to download a copy and explore key findings as well as health resources and recommendations.