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.
Each of us can start making a difference now to improve our nation’s health by staying focused on the health outcomes we wish to achieve.
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People everywhere are taking action – and they’re making a difference. From developing better eating and exercise habits to encouraging others to quit smoking, folks all across the nation are banding together to help make this country healthy. Read these three stories of success and find your inspiration to improve the health of your community.
Louisiana is one of the most resilient states in the nation, with a rich, unique culture and history, and a dynamic populace. Unfortunately, Louisianans have poor health overall as evidenced by its consistently low ranking among all states in America’s Health Rankings. Again this year, Louisiana is ranked 49th, consistent with their ranking since 1990.
With support from United Health Foundation and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH), the St. Louis Area Business Health Coalition together with the Midwest Health Initiative, developed Live Well STL, a shared community plan to support St. Louis area residents in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
Built off two nationally recognized frameworks for assessing health status, including America’s Health Rankings, MaineHealth’s Health Index Initiative was developed as a first step toward creating a unique platform to support MaineHealth’s vision of working together so that Maine’s communities are the healthiest in America.