“For nearly 3 decades, America’s Health Rankings has provided an analysis of national health on a state-by-state basis by evaluating a historical and comprehensive set of health, environmental, and socioeconomic data to determine national health benchmarks and state rankings.”
“America’s Health Rankings® is built upon the World Health Organization definition of health: ‘Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.’ Our model reflects that determinants of health directly influence health outcomes. Individual measures are divided into five categories; a health outcomes category and four categories of health determinants: behaviors, community & environment, policy, and clinical care.”
The health rankings are based on 33 different measures. And the research includes all 50 states. The measures relate to behavior, community and environment, policy, and clinical care, as well as health-related outcomes.
Click the image to see the results for your state. Choose the “Overall in 2018” tab. Then, click on the state to see more in-depth information. And choose the middle of three tabs.