About the 2013 Annual Report

For over 20 years, America’s Health Rankings® has been tracking the state of our nation’s health by studying numerous health measures to compile a comprehensive perspective on our nation’s health issues, state by state.

 
 

About the 2013 Senior Report

America's Health Rankings Senior Report compares the health of all 50 states to each other using 34 different measures of health ranging from smoking and obesity to ICU usage.  Learn more about senior health in your state today.

 
 

Learn How to Improve Your Health

Get the right tools and learn how you can get involved, make a difference and become an advocate to improve our nation’s health.

 
 
  • Overall Rankings
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Physical Inactivity
  • Diabetes

Overall Rankings

 
 

Our health is impacted by a combination of individual choices, our environment, public policy and clinical care.

For over 20 years, America’s Health Rankings® has been tracking the state of our nation’s health by studying numerous health measures to compile a comprehensive perspective on our nation’s health issues, state by state.

Search the rankings to discover little known facts and statistics, and find out how you can take action and become an advocate for improving our nation’s health.

 

Overall: Weighted sum of the number of standard deviations each core measure is from the national average.

Taking Action Across the Nation

Success Stories
Read the latest about those who are making the jump and improving their quality of life.

Minnesota | St. Louis | Maine | Louisiana

Celebrating America’s
Public Health Professionals

Learn more about those who have gone above and beyond to improve the health of their state.

Meet The Heroes

 

STATES DRIVING CHANGE

ASTHO, with support from the United Health Foundation, researched how America’s Health Rankings® are used to improve health across the country. It found that the report is used in a variety of ways, but centered on three primary themes:

  • Inform state health priorities.
  • Influence state policies.
  • Transform state health systems.

The following state snapshots illustrate how states translate America’s Health Rankings® into action in an effort to drive change.

ARKANSAS

Arkansas Arkansas ranks 49th in 2013.  The Arkansas Department of Health uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

GEORGIA

GeorgiaGeorgia ranks 38th in 2013.  The Georgia Department of Public Health uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

LOUISIANA

LouisianaLouisiana ranks 48th in 2013.  The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

 

 

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode IslandRhode Island ranks 19th in 2013.  The Rhode Island Department of Health uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

TENNESSEE

Tennessee imageTennessee ranks 42nd in 2013.  The Tennessee Department of Health uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

OKLAHOMA

OklahomaOklahoma ranks 44th in 2013.  The Oklahoma State Department of Health uses America's Health Rankings® to: |More|

 

 

Take the 2013 report with you by downloading the free eBook files from our Reports and Commentaries section.  Available from the iTunes and Amazon stores soon.

 

Individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve the health of our states - as nominated by their peers.  Read about public health heroes in your state.

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