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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Racial and ethnic inequities in maternal health complications increase

While pregnancy and childbirth complications are increasing among women in the United States, racial and ethnic disparities persist. New Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America data indicates that maternal health inequities in the U.S. are the result of broader health system and societal challenges.

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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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