"Grading Oklahoma on Women's Health Issues - Do We Pass or Fail?" was first aired on Sunday July 4th 2004. Our Guest was James M. Crutcher, M.D., Commissioner of Health.
Our topics included:
- The National Women's Law Center and others gave a state-by-state report card on women's health issues in each state.
- Highest grade awarded in an S-.
- Oklahoma ranks 47th out of 51 (including the District of Columbia).
- What was looked at to determine these grades?
- Access to healthcare; wellness/prevention; causes of death; community health issues.
- Only 6 states (including Texas and the 5 above) received an F - what does this tell us?
- What about the geographical pattern?
- Oklahoma specifics: We were absolutely the worst - 51st on category of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day;
- We were 3rd from the worst on heart disease death rate - are these related?
- We were rated the best - #1 - on mental health treatment
- We were quite good on information about and deterring binge drinking - how did we do that?
- We are better than we were in 2001; we did not decline in any category and increased in several - why?
- How do we do better? What are the plans?
Dr. Crutcher, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers