By Judy Monroe, MD, President and CEO, CDC Foundation, 06/28/2021

Achieving our Best Requires Lifting Us All

Addressing health disparities has been an important focus of my life and throughout my career. From my early family medicine practice in Appalachia, to working in inner-city hospitals, to my time in academia, at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and now at the CDC Foundation, focusing on and managing health disparities has been

By America's Health Rankings, 06/28/2021

Stakeholder Toolkit for 2021 Senior Report

Welcome to the 2021 Senior Report Toolkit With the release of the 2021 Senior Report, America’s Health Rankings is excited to offer a toolkit of new, customizable resources to help users share important trends and highlights with colleagues and communities. Download the toolkit here. The toolkit includes materials to help share key findings and insights

By Dr. Cynthia Lindquist, President, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, 06/28/2021

Addressing the Layers of Disparities in Tribal Communities

Tribal communities like mine, the Spirit Lake Dakota reservation in North Dakota, have always been communal in nature. Caring for the health of individuals and the community is ingrained, but historical traumas have led to a range of public health challenges to this day. In my career serving American Indian peoples as a health leader

By Dr. Rahul Gupta, March of Dimes, Chief Medical and Health Officer, 06/28/2021

To Achieve “Birth Equity” We Need a Cross-Cutting Approach

Our nation is in a period of reckoning. Now, more than ever before, people across the country recognize that health disparities are harming many communities and holding our nation back from achieving optimal health. At March of Dimes, we seek to achieve birth equity by helping all moms and babies have the opportunity to attain

By America's Health Rankings, 10/14/2020

America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Data 2020 Update

The United Health Foundation is pleased to provide the America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Data 2020 Update. America’s Health Rankings’ purpose is to inform and drive action to build healthier communities by offering credible, trusted data – at the local, state or national level – for improving health and health care. With

By America's Health Rankings, 06/22/2020

COVID-19: Underlying Conditions and Risk Factors

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health is complex and multifaceted; it affects people and populations differently. Risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 is influenced by demographics such as age, race, education and income; chronic conditions and behaviors such as obesity and smoking; and social and economic factors such as housing and

By America's Health Rankings, 06/22/2020

How America’s Health Rankings Helps Tackle Social Isolation

Robert’s Story Robert, a veteran living in California, has several health challenges. But his biggest challenge actually may be social isolation. Social isolation – defined as the absence of meaningful social relationships – is a growing public health challenge among seniors in particular. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation study, one in five Americans say

By America's Health Rankings, 06/22/2020

America’s Health Rankings: Explore Health Topics

In the Explore Health Topics feature, users can view and compare state values for groups of related measures. Measures are grouped by topic and may be correlated, have similar origins or causes, or provide additional context, such as displaying food insecurity, supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) reach, and demographic characteristics like median household income alongside

By America's Health Rankings, 06/22/2020

New model revealed with America’s Health Rankings Senior Data 2020 Update

In the last decade, public health has evolved to emphasize the need to improve social and economic drivers of health in order to achieve health equity and improve population health. The public health sector cannot do this work alone, the support and participation of other public and private sectors and community partners is necessary to

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