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Dr. Jeff Balser

TN Women’s Health Report

Dr. Jeff Balser

Dr. Jeff Balser

Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card to be released on Tuesday, May 10

The overall health of women in the state of Tennessee needs some attention, according to the 2011 Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card to be released Tuesday, May 10. The good news is that even small changes can result in big improvements for Cool Springs residents.

The Report Card, that provides a comprehensive picture of the status of the state’s more than 3 million women, will be released at a news conference Tuesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library.  The report card gives grades A-F, looking at a five-year span of data about reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, leading causes of death, modifiable risk behaviors, preventive health practices and barriers to health. The report card highlights areas that need attention, especially in supporting lifestyle changes to prevent long-term health consequences.


Release of the 2011 Tennessee Women’s Health Report Card

Participants in the press conference include: Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan Cooper, M.S.N., R.N., Charles Mouton, M.D., MPH, dean, Meharry Medical College, and Stephaine Walker, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of Pediatrics at VUMC. The audience will include state and local officials and health experts.

Tuesday, May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. The main event will begin at 10 a.m., with a question and answer session and reception to follow, and is expected to end at 11:30 a.m.

Bridgestone-Firestone Conference Center, Main Branch, Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street in downtown Nashville