Revolution Health has announced momScore, a first-of-its-kind health index that provides nationwide state rankings for maternal health â€“ the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period. The health index, including state-specific metrics, may be viewed by going to www.RevolutionHealth.com/momscore/.
Vermont, scoring 94.5 points out of a possible 100 points, led the nation, followed by Connecticut (90), Minnesota (88.5), Rhode Island (88), Massachusetts (87.4), New Hampshire (86.6), Maine (84.5), Hawaii (83.5), Wisconsin (82.7) and Iowa (81.2).
“We believe it is critical that consumers have the information and tools they need to make smart health decisions for themselves and their families. With momScore, our team has collected information about the critical factors that influence maternal health in every state, displayed this information in one place and provided easy-to-understand, comprehensive rankings,” said Val Jones, M.D., senior medical director at Revolution Health. “momScore demonstrates how clear information can promote awareness of important maternal health issues. I hope that this health index will also encourage states to compete with one another for higher momScores by improving the quality of care and access to health services for moms and babies.” For more information please visit http://corpfittoday.blogspot.com/2008/05/revolution-health-claims-ownership-of.html