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REPORT CARD: Nevada healthcare grades still low, according to nonprofit group

Posted: 3:36 PM, Oct 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-16 18:36:24-04

The nonprofit Nevada Medical Center, which is made up of members of Nevada's business and medical communities, has released the third edition of the annual Nevada Healthcare Report Card.

The purpose of the report card is to help focus attention on improving access to quality health care in the state.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that grades have improved since last year.

In 2018, Nevada earned:

Access to Healthcare -- D
Chronic Diseases -- C
Nutrition and Activity -- B
Mental Health -- C
Substance Abuse -- C
Infectious Disease -- D

In 2019, Nevada earned the following in the same categories:

Access to Healthcare -- D
Chronic Diseases -- C
Nutrition and Activity -- C
Mental Health -- C
Substance Abuse -- D
Infectious Diseases -- D

Nutrition and Activity and Substance Abuse both dropped a grade.

New this year is a grade for Oral Care, where the state received a C.

The annual report card also provides insight as to why Nevada earned each grade, pointing to contributing factors such as inadequate health insurance coverage, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, lack of mental healthcare providers and behavioral and socioeconomic factors.

The full report can be read here ,