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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Health & Well-Being

Florida Ranks 35th in the Nation for Women’s Health & Well-Being

New report shows wide disparities by race and ethnicity for chronic health issues such as diabetes and AIDS

A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.

Florida overall received a C- on IWPR’s Health & Well-Being Composite Index—composed of nine health indicators that provide a basis for ranking and grading each state in the nation—but the report finds wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions. Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.

In this webcast, Julie Anderson, M.A., Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Women's Policy Research, and members of Florida Women's Funding Alliance discuss: 

  • New data on women's employment and earnings status in Florida
  • Findings on wide disparities in the employment and earnings of women of color
  • Updates on recommendations for policies and programs to reduce barriers and ensure equity in Florida women’s employment and earnings
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings

Women have made progress over the past several decades; there are, however, significant areas for improvement for women in Florida. Since the publication of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s 2004 report The Status of Women in the States, Florida’s grade for women’s employment and earnings has worsened from a C- to a D+. The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions.

Key Findings: Higher Education

This one-pager highlights key findings in higher education from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. Florida ranks in the bottom third of the nation for the percent of women with a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Key Findings: Health Insurance

This one-pager highlights key findings in health insurance from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. Women’s coverage rates are higher than men’s in every racial and ethnic group; yet Florida ranks 50th in the nation for its share of nonelderly women with health insurance.

Key Findings: Poverty & the Gender Wage Gap

This one-pager highlights key findings in poverty and the gender wage gap from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. In Florida, 15.4 percent of women aged 18 and older live in poverty, placing the state among the bottom third in the country.

Key Findings: Business Ownership

This one-pager highlights key findings in business ownership from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. Florida is among the states with the largest number of women-owned businesses and the greatest growth in women-owned businesses.

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector

Gender Equity in the Charitable Sector makes the case for why gender equity is one of the most critical issues facing our sector and outlines how next generation charitable sector leaders and charitable organizations can champion gender equity.

This guide, created by the 2015 American Express NGen Fellows as part of their collaborative project, is designed to be used to understand the issue of gender equity in the charitable sector, reflect on what gender equity means for the future of the sector, and act from a personal, organizational, and sector-wide level to support and promote gender equity.

Survey Results: The Operation of Women's Funds at Community Foundations

After a request by a CF Insights member seeking information about the operation of Women's Funds at community foundation, a survey was created and administered to a subset of potential respondents. This short, eight-question survey collected some high-level information about fees pricing, revenue sources, and the proportion of related responsibilities owned by volunteers and community foundation staff.