Understanding the Nation's Health Trends

The Health of America is a source of insights, information, and powerful stories highlighting how Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are leading the way to better health care — and better health — for America. Through a series of analytical reports, Health of America shares insights into health care trends, affordability, and access for all Americans.

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Severe Maternal Morbidity rates impacted by quality of care during childbirth and pregnancy

Black women are at substantially higher risk for childbirth complications than white women, according to new data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. These complication rates impact a woman's likelihood of experiencing Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) and are higher across all age groups and nearly all indicators examined.

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HPV Vaccination rates low despite risks of related cancers

Two doses of the HPV vaccine are required for full immunity among children ages 10-13. While it is not required for school admission across the U.S., the HPV vaccine is easily accessible at annual wellness visits and is a critical step in fighting many preventable cancers. COVID-19 has also had an effect on vaccination rates.

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Improving health care through data, research, and discovery

These Health of America videos share insights about how we're working to lead the way to better health — and better health care — for our region.

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Additional Reports

Dig deeper into a wealth of information and research on other health care issues- attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses, knee and hip replacement data, CPR training and more.

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Explore data-driven insights through rich storytelling in the first season of BCBSA's Health of America podcasts. Available from iTunes, Spotify, Overcast, and HealthofAmerica.com.

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