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"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:
  1. The National Women's Law Center and others gave a state-by-state report card on women's health issues in each state.
  2. Highest grade awarded in an S-.
  3. Oklahoma ranks 47th out of 51 (including the District of Columbia).
  4. What was looked at to determine these grades?
  5. Access to healthcare; wellness/prevention; causes of death; community health issues.
  6. Only 6 states (including Texas and the 5 above) received an F - what does this tell us?
  7. What about the geographical pattern?
  8. Oklahoma specifics: We were absolutely the worst - 51st on category of eating 5 fruits and vegetables a day;
  9. We were 3rd from the worst on heart disease death rate - are these related?
  10. We were rated the best - #1 - on mental health treatment
  11. We were quite good on information about and deterring binge drinking - how did we do that?
  12. We are better than we were in 2001; we did not decline in any category and increased in several - why?
  13. How do we do better? What are the plans?

Dr. Crutcher, Mick Cornett, Kent Meyers