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GHS: Resistence & Rights: Global Women: Health Care Access

Resources for students researching issues regarding women's access to health care and other services in their communities.


Hi to all GHS 207 students researching women's health care and access to health care in your home community. Below are recommendations for where to find statistics, law, and policy information that will help you describe and document the access to health care in your community. 

Navigating Public Statistics

Both the U.S. Federal Government as well as individual state governments collect data about their citizens. In some cases, you will want to use national data because it is the only way that issue is tracked, or in order to provide a comparison against other states. Individual state government data may allow more granular local tracking of data, but in some cases that is provided at the federal level as well.

When looking for individual state law on a subject, you'll need to look at the current "Code" of that state, as well as perhaps the state's constitution or other statutes. Cornell University Law School has a site that organizes links to state law and legal information by each state at 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine also has a guide to Finding and Using Health Statistics with explanations and examples on public health data sources.

Data and Statistics

Laws and Policy

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