Vanderbilt University released its 2017 Tennessee Men's Health Report Card this week.
Highlights of the report include: Overall and for Black and White men, heart disease, cancer (overall and colorectal, lung and prostate), stroke, motor vehicle accidents, and AIDS mortality rates improved between 2005 and 2015 but did not meet or exceed the national Healthy People 2020 goal.
The goal of the 2017 Tennessee Men's Health Report Card is to monitor the health and well-being of men in Tennessee and to inform strategies to improve the health of men in the state. Following the 2010, 2012 and 2014 editions, this fourth edition of the men's health report card continues to distinguish Tennessee as the only state in the U.S. that has regularly published a report card to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of programs and policies to improve men's health. The 2017 Tennessee Men's Health Report Card presents data collected by the Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Click here to read the 2017 report.