During 2019-2020, NOW, LOVE’s work will highlight women’s health issues in Louisiana. As a first step, the organization spoke with 13 Louisiana women leaders and asked them to discuss five questions related to health concerns:
What are 5-7 priority issues of women’s health? Why?
What do leaders see as signs of progress?
How can women of diverse perspectives move forward together?
What organizations are doing good work?
How can NOW, LOVE be supportive?
As shown through background materials gathered for this report, as well as the words of these leaders, Louisiana ranks extremely low in critical and health-related factors including: the health status of women, the safety of women, and the economic status of women. Louisiana’s critical health and economic disparities especially impact the health and well-being of women of color.