Lisa Cacari-Stone, Ph.D., RWJF Center for Health Policy Senior Fellow recently collaborated in the production of the 2009 New Mexico Women's Health Profile. The New Mexico Governor’s Women’s Health Advisory Council publishes the profile to increase awareness about health issues facing New Mexico’s women and to guide the state’s efforts to improve the health of women. This profile looks at several indicators for five major categories: health, safety, education, economic status and community involvement. Indicators include access to health care, teen health, mental health, pregnancy and birth, older women, mortality, sexual assault and domestic violence, incarceration, educational status, economic security, political participation and leadership. The profile also issues policy recommendations to address health concerns. This is the first update since 2001.
Additionally, Andrea Lopez, RWJF Center for Health Policy Graduate Fellow in anthropology, is currently serving as an intern to the Governor's Women's Health Advisory Council as part of her fellowship.
A copy of the 2009 New Mexico Women's Health Profile is located on the New Mexico Women’s Health Council’s Web site at www.nmwellwoman.com .