Tennessee Men's Health Report Card
About the Tennessee Men's Health Report Cards
The Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card provides state-based data on the health status of more than 3 million adult men in the state of Tennessee on over 30 indicators of health outcomes, health behaviors, and factors in our society that impact the health of populations in significant ways. The statewide data for each indicator is compared to national benchmarks for health improvement established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Healthy People 2020 Report, and the gap between the goal and the outcome is graded. It is our hope that by focusing attention of men, their loved ones, their health providers, and their communities on men's health concerns, we can work together to improve their health and well-being.
The Report Card is put together every two years by a statewide team of health professionals and health advocates, convened by the Vanderbilt Institute for Medicine and Public Health, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Meharry Medical College, and the Tennessee Department of Health. The team assesses trends and disparities that are seen in the data.
Efforts are now underway to develop the 2014 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card . Watch this website for updates on our progress and to learn how to get involved. If you are interested in learning more about Men’s Health concerns in our state, want to share what your organization or community is doing to promote men's health, want to use the Report Card at Men’s Health events in your community, please contact us .
If you're interested in reviewing past Report Cards...click on links below!
2012 Tennessee Men’s Health Report Card
indicated that some important progress had been made, but that there was room for improvement. There were also areas where significant negative trends signaled concern. These results are summarized below. Click
for the PDF version of the
2012 Report Card
to learn more about the specific findings and background of that Report .
To download the 2010 Tennessee Men's Health Report Card click here or click here for more background about this initial Report Card effort.