Training Providers to Better Serve Those Who Have Served
As a veteran who spent 13 years in the U.S. Air Force, I know the unique health challenges that current and former service members face — both seen and unseen. But in the nearly 30 years since I was medically discharged, no civilian doctor ever asked whether I served in the military. This experience mirrors that of many veterans and motivates my passion as an educator to best prepare current and aspiring health care professionals to meet the needs of the military population.
Understanding Unique Needs Can Improve Health for Those Who Have Served
“It’s not just a job. It’s an adventure.” Coming out of college, this Navy slogan spoke to me, and 20 years of service lived up to that promise. I traveled the world, worked with dedicated professionals and served our country’s top leaders in the White House medical unit.
Action Toolkit for 2022 Health of Those Who Have Served Report
America’s Health Rankings encourages you to utilize the resources below to share these data and insights with your colleagues and communities to better understand the unique health challenges of those who have served and to support efforts to connect them with the care they need.
Improving All Seniors’ Connectedness Helps Us Thrive
As someone who works with older adults, I believe it is good news that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day. Older adults are living longer, healthier and more productive lives. They are a wonderful resource, contributing talent, wisdom and enormous economic value to our society.
Improving Primary and Mental Health Care for Seniors Lifts Us All
The wisdom I gain from caring for seniors is what has always driven my passion for promoting the health of older adults. When I first started working as a nursing assistant in 1991, it was easy to see the gaps in health services for older adults. Over 30 years later, these challenges persist — and have only gotten worse.
To Combat Health Disparities for Older Adults and Communities of Color, We Must Start with Data
Addressing health disparities across race, ethnicity and age has long been central to our work at the Alliance for Aging Research. The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted older adults and communities of color and has further highlighted the urgency of advancing health equity.
Action Toolkit for 2022 Senior Report
The 10th annual America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report reviews the past decade of data to provide a comprehensive look at the health of older Americans, capturing key trends, challenges and areas of progress in order to spark meaningful dialogue and action to improve senior health.
Stakeholder Toolkit for 2021 Annual Report
Building on 32 years of data collection and analysis, America’s Health Rankings is excited to present the 2021 Annual Report and offer a toolkit of customizable resources to help users share data-driven insights with colleagues and communities.
Beginning to Unpack the Pandemic’s Impact on our Nation’s Health
Since the beginning of 2020, the public health community has been working overtime to track, analyze and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic on a day-by-day basis. While that crucial work continues, the America’s Health Rankings 2021 Annual Report marks the beginning of a new phase; we now can begin to analyze and understand the bigger picture of COVID-19, the impact of this public health emergency on the health of the nation overall and where we go from here.