Maine Women's Health


MISSION:

To improve the health of women in Maine and eliminate disparities that women experience in health status and health care access.

We do this, with a focus on public health, by:

  • Tracking the health status of women in Maine
  • Funding programs with proven solutions to problems that affect Maine women
  • Providing health information to women to help them make healthy choices
  • Bringing public private partners together to address women’s health issues
  • Supporting policies that work to improve women’s health
  • Linking women to needed services, such as Family Planning
  • Providing education on women’s health to public health professionals and health care providers
  • Promoting the use of evidence-based programs to improve women’s health



Updated August 3, 2015

The National Center for Health Statistics has just released a data brief on "Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers aged 15-19 in the United States."

The data are from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth, and the report can be found in its entirety by clicking on the link here: NCHS Data Brief, July 2015.


Updated May 21, 2015

Maine’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has realeased the 2015 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Maine. To visit their page, click here: Maine's Permanent Commision on the Status of Women.

To read the actual report, click here: 2015 Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Maine (PDF)


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