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Media Advisory

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Aug. 4, 2005 -- No. 346

2005 N.C. Women’s Health Report Card results to be announced Monday (Aug. 8)

Monday (Aug. 8), 2 p.m.
Press Room, Legislative Building
16 W. Jones St., Raleigh

Media representatives are invited to cover the release of the 2005 N.C. Women’s Health Report Card.

Prepared by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Women’s Health Research, the report card features grades of A, B, C, D and F based on improvements or declines in multiple indicators of women’s health status. The data were compiled from state health behavior surveys, state vital statistics and disease reporting systems, and reports on insurance coverage and poverty.

Speakers at the briefing will include: N.C. Sen. Katie Dorsett (Guilford County) and N.C. Rep. Verla Insko (Orange County), legislative sponsors; University of North Carolina President Molly Broad and Johnson C. Smith University President Dr. Dorothy Yancy, event co-hosts; Steve Allred, executive associate provost at UNC-Chapel Hill; and Jaki Shelton Green, N.C. native, poet, recipient of the 2003 North Carolina Award for Literature and spokeswoman for the report card initiative.

A panel of experts will be in the audience to address questions about specific topics or messages from the report card. Experts and speakers also will be available for interviews and questions during a reception following the event.

Reporters who wish to receive an advance copy of the report card – with contents embargoed for release until Monday’s official announcement – should contact Rachel Palmieri at rachelp@email.unc.edu or Dr. Carol Lorenz at clorenz@schsr.unc.edu.

Parking is located at deck #75, at 329 N. Salisbury St., the third parking deck on the right after turning from Lane Street. Parking also is available in the parking lot across Jones Street from the State Library Archives. The cost for visitor parking is 50 cents per hour or $4 per day.

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