Alarming! Oklahoma health ranks 49th in nation! In November 2009, according to Health Commissioner Dr. Terry Cline, Oklahomans are among the least healthy people in the country, ranking above only Mississippi, according to a national benchmark report. The United Health Foundation’s report pegged Oklahoma at 49th in the nation. But Cline put it another way: "If the state was on par with just the national average health status, 5,320 fewer Oklahomans would die prematurely each year.
Therefore, the new generation, National Women In Ag. Association steps to the plate by executing its project plan through outreach risk management outreach education by providing opportunities to socially disadvantaged farmers to supply underserved communities with locally grown healthy foods; supplementing socially disadvantaged farmers incomes; providing sub contractors an opportunity to supplement and enhance their business skills; and provides NWIAA with an opportunity to keep making a difference in this generation and many to come (a win-win for all, the way life is meant to be):
NWIAA Executive Team's scholarly report revealed that:
Sadly, Oklahoma imports the majority of its fruits and vegetables even during harvest season; and there are very limited minority or socially disadvantage farmers that participate in the local food production.
Oklahoma health ranks 49th in nation, Oklahomans are among the least healthy people in the country, ranking above only Mississippi, according to a national benchmark report.
National Women in Ag. Association
Growing Health, Income and Character From the Ground Up!
2009 – 2010 Phase 1 of WIAA’s Risk Management Specialty Crop Step-by-Step Education
Oklahoma health ranks 49th in nation.
NWIAA steps up to the plate... and provides step-by-step Risk Management Education Technical Training in the buttons below: