A Review of the Indicators of and Barriers to Minnesota Women’s Health: 2018-Present

Jenna Kacheroski

MPH, Maternal & Child Health

Sara Benning, Dr. Zobeida Bonilla

Dr. Zobeida Bonilla

Women’s Health


The Minnesota Women’s Health Report Card (MN-WHRC) is a product of the Center for
Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health at the School of Public Health
and is a collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The MN-WRHC
contents reflect the health status of women in the state and can be used to inform MN’s
practice and policies, thus offering the opportunity of improving the near- and long-term
health outcomes for women. This analysis uncovers the changes in Minnesota (MN)
women’s health from 2018 to the present. This comparison is unique in that it is looking
across report cards to analyze the changes in the health of MN women over time and as
compared to MN-WHRC data. The early impacts of global and local events–like the
COVID-19 Pandemic and social unrest–on MN women’s health were analyzed with 2018,
2020, and 2022 MN-WHRCs in this report. Multiple indicators of physical, emotional, and
community health were reviewed and compared across several years, painting a picture
of MN women’s health, and implications for public health practice and policy and program


This study was supported by (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T76MC00005-64-00

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